Rising Flower
Ishmael Chitiyo

2013

Springstone

165cm (h)

29cm (w)

28cm (d)

74kg

£1,500

Each year the plant gets bigger, so each loop is a season of growth. The flower is the loop at the top.

This fluid and imaginative sculpture is the largest piece we have from Ishmael this year, and would make a wonderful centrepiece for a garden.

Ishmael was one of two runners-up in the sculpture category of Zimbabwe's National Arts Merit Awards in 2008. This beautiful piece shows why the judges placed him so highly against stiff competition.

Springstone is a hard type of serpentine stone; it is frost-resistant, with densely packed small grains of rock, and is suitable for outdoor display. We would still recommend covering the sculpture during a hard winter though, just for peace of mind.

Shona stone sculpture Rising Flower by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo Shona stone sculpture Rising Flower by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo Shona stone sculpture Rising Flower by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo