Discovering The World
Royal Katiyo

2016

Springstone

11cm (h)

24cm (w)

21cm (d)

4.5kg

SOLD

An open ring of six chicks in Royal's trademark style, achieved using a chasing hammer with little teeth.

Royal achieves the feathered effect by striking the stone with a chasing hammer, which has little teeth. The contrasting finish of the eyes and beaks is achieved by sanding the stone smooth and then applying clear wax.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is dense and durable, with small grains and rarely has any imperfections, making it a superb sculpture medium.

Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Discovering The World - front Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Discovering The World - left side Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Discovering The World - back from above