Exercising My Neck
Peter Chidzonga

2015

Springstone

37cm (h)

15cm (w)

11cm (d)

6.5kg

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The bird keeps its neck flexible by looking over its shoulder.

The black shiny areas have been sanded, waxed and polished. Peter then achieves the feathered effect by stroking the surface of the sculpture with a blunt rasp. This abrasion lightens the surface of the stone, giving a great contrast of colour and texture.

Springstone is the local Zimbabwean name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It has an even internal structure with very small grains; it is dense and has very few flaws, and is perfect for Peter's precise work.

Shona sculpture by artist Peter Chidzonga from Zimbabwe: Exercising My Neck - side II Shona sculpture by artist Peter Chidzonga from Zimbabwe: Exercising My Neck - front Shona sculpture by artist Peter Chidzonga from Zimbabwe: Exercising My Neck - back