Lifting One Another
Royal Katiyo

2016

Springstone

28cm (h)

16cm (w)

11cm (d)

5kg

£400

The playing chicks have invented a new game, as they climb up on top of each other, balancing into a column.

Always looking to stay ahead of the competition and keep copyists on their toes, Royal continually experiments with new styles and finishes. This piece is a great new approach that literally flips the past on its head, as Royal stacks the chicks upwards rather than creating wide flat pieces.

Springstone is a particularly good sculpture medium, as it has a very even internal structure of small grains of rock, and is therefore perfect for Royal's detailed style of sculpting.

Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Lifting One Another - right side Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Lifting One Another - front Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Lifting One Another - back