Fruit Serpentine (with a dolomite marble egg)
Two protected internal spaces forming nests, reflected by the inclusion of a glittering dolomite marble egg.
This is a stunning piece from Munyadzi Jeche, with his typical minimalist lines and perfect finishing, but it's made all the more special by the fact that it has been sculpted from fruit serpentine, a lovely colourful eye-catching material but one which usually has lines in the stone which doesn't suit Munyaradzi's technique at all. This time, he got lucky and found a beautiful piece of stone that had no flaws. Lovely.
Fruit serpentine is the local Zimbabwean name for a very colourful, slightly translucent type of serpentine stone. It comes from Kwekwe and is of a similar hardness to the black serpentine known as springstone.