Looking Into The Future
Royal Katiyo

2014

Springstone

12.5cm (h)

37cm (w)

8cm (d)

5kg

SOLD

Five quail chicks together in a row. With their heads raised to they sky, they are looking up expectantly.

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 frost-resistant and suitable for outdoor display.

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. It is the medium of choice for most of Zimbabwe's best-known artists.

Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Looking Into The Future Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Looking Into The Future Shona sculpture by artist Royal Katiyo from Zimbabwe: Looking Into The Future