Mum And Chicks
Royal Katiyo

2016

Springstone

10cm (h)

22cm (w)

14cm (d)

2.5kg

SOLD

Mum and her two chicks huddle together.

Royal made his name internationally with his lovely sculptures of quails. The stippling effect is achieved using a chasing hammer, which has little teeth, and hitting the stone with perfect precision over and over, almost like sculpture pointillism.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is a superb sculpture medium, as it has a dense and 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: Mum And Chicks - front right from above Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Mum And Chicks - front Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Mum And Chicks - back right