Migrating Bird
Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro

2016

'Flower Serpentine'

32cm (h)

33cm (w)

30cm (d)

23.5kg

£595

The round shape of the piece in its entirety suggests the globe. The form itself reflects a bird's wings as it flies around the world.

Some migratory birds fly tremendous distances every year, and humans can only marvel at their strength and stamina, not to mention their navigation ability.

The lines of this sculpture are incredibly simple, but this quiet and clever sculpture encapsulates everything that is great about contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture. Tanyanyiwa really is one of the stars of his generation.

This interesting multi-coloured stone is a rediscovered variety of serpentine stone. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural.

Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Migrating Bird - front left Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Migrating Bird - right side Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Migrating Bird - back