Relaxing Birds
Nesbert Mukomberanwa

2016

Springstone

27cm (h)

28cm (w)

25.5cm (d)

12kg

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A courting couple, preening each other's feathers. The birds are shown by the points representing their beaks, so they rest against each other.

So simple but powerful, the best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture holds its own on an international stage.

In recent years, Nesbert's art has developed in a very interesting abstract direction and these new pieces, with their utter simplicity and clean lines, are very pleasing. Lovely!

Springstone is a very hard variety of serpentine stone. It is a very good sculpture medium, with a dense and even internal structure.

Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa: Relaxing Birds - front right Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa: Relaxing Birds - front left Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa: Relaxing Birds - right side