Smiling Head
Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro

2016

'Flower Serpentine'

24.5cm (h)

25cm (w)

13cm (d)

6.5kg

£340

Having heard good news, the face looks like it's smiling.

This piece is a bit of a homage to much-missed Fanizani Akuda, whose 'Smiling Head' sculptures are instantly recognisable.

This interesting multi-coloured stone is a rediscovered variety of serpentine stone. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural, enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.

Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Smiling Head - left side Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Smiling Head - front right Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Smiling Head - back