Breakdancer
Peter Gwisa

2015

Springstone

81cm (h)

64cm (w)

24cm (d)

61.5kg

£1,750

"The form shows a person with a crazy dance style, a breakdancer."

The twist at the top is their head, below that their elbow and shoulder are drawn back, next bend is the hand, and below are the bent knees. They dance with loose abandon.

Peter's ability to express complex ideas in a technically challenging and abstract style goes a long way to revealing why he was so close to winning Best Sculptor in Zimbabwe's prestigious 2009 National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA).

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is suitable for outdoor display, as it is dense and impermeable and has very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action.

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