Rainmaker
Peter Chidzonga

2015

'Cobalt' Stone

85cm (h)

26.5cm (w)

18.5cm (d)

34kg

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This is a stork - the black stork arrives in Zimbabwe just as the rains begin, so people are always happy to see them and they are a sign of good luck and plenty.

The real star of the show here is the stone itself, and Peter has wisely kept his work simple to allow full appreciation of the beauty of the material.

Cobalt stone is the local Zimbabwean name given to this type of serpentine, which is typically a mixture of purple and green. It does not, as far as we know, contain any cobalt.

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