Bernard Domingo is a Zimbabwean wire artist. Using his abilities and passion he formed Domingo Wirecraft; a cooperative that operates out of Zimbabwe. This unique cooperative makes beaded figurines from recycled fishing wire, Coca Cola cans and glass beads. Domingo can accredit his involvement in the arts to his upbringing and own creative curiosity. Domingo is apart of the Shona people of Zimbabwe who are especially known for their artistic contributions. Domingo describes his people as, “self sufficient artists.” In exploring what that could mean one need only look at Domingo's own history.
Beginning at the age of six Domingo used his artistic curiosity to make toys out of coat hangers. Domingo explained how this made more sense to make your own toys rather than wanting for something expensive from the store. Domingo learned technique quickly and patiently taught other kids in his neighborhood how to make toys as well. Domingo furthered his passion by entering into artists competitions (and winning) and studying graphic design at school. However, after he left school he said there were no jobs to be found. Which is what led him to begin his business. As an artist and founder of the wire craft cooperative Domingo has certain aspirations for his work. Personally, he would like to establish himself as a well known, Zimbabwean artist. Second, he wants his work to help his community back home, both financially and by sharing their stories. Artwork can be extremely autobiographical and Domingo appreciates being able to share his story and discuss his home country through the pieces his cooperative creates.