Nothing To Hide
Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro

2011

'Lemon Opal' Stone

72cm (h)

18cm (w)

13cm (d)

17kg

£450

A person wrapping a blanket around themselves, the arm coming across the chest to wrap up against the cold. But there's nothing inside, just a hollow space.

Tanyanyiwa is keen to point out that this piece is also about emotions, how it's better to be open. In general, Zimbabweans are, by nature, very secretive and careful about what they say, while recognising that openness is something to be aspired to.

Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro is one of our best young abstract sculptors and won the Bernard Matemera Foundation 'Artist Of The Year' prize in 2009.

Lemon Opal Stone is the local Zimbabwean name for a translucent pale green serpentine stone, of a similar hardness to springstone.

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