Twins Together
Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro

2016

'Flower Serpentine'

25cm (h)

23cm (w)

14cm (d)

7.5kg

SOLD

Two twins inside the womb.

The physical stone represents the inner space of the womb, and the negative space (i.e. the holes where stone has been removed) represent the twin babies, fitting around each other like yin and yang.

A negative image of reality - what here is solid is in real life a space, and vice versa. Brilliant! An incredibly simple, quiet and clever sculpture that 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: Twins Together - left side Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Twins Together - right side Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Twins Together - back