'Lemon Opal' Stone
The two swooping J shapes within the sculpture outline the backs of two unborn twins, lying together quietly, and the whole piece is two twins in the womb.
This is a real 360° sculpture and the limited number of photographs make it hard to do it justice.
Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro is one of our best young abstract sculptors and we have promoted him for over a decade.
Lemon Opal Stone is the local Zimbabwean name for a translucent pale green serpentine stone. It is of a similar hardness to springstone (i.e. a lot harder than what is known as common opal stone, which scratches easily like soapstone). It does NOT contain opals - beware of other sites whose ignorance leads them to suggest that it does, or that it is semi-precious. It's nice stone, but not that nice!