Hatching Bird
Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro

2014

Fruit Serpentine

48cm (h)

36cm (w)

17cm (d)

36kg

SOLD

A baby bird in the shell. The outer circle represents the protection of the shell, and the inner curve represents the head of the chick.

There is a very pleasing swirling movement to this interesting abstract sculpture by one of our best young sculptors.

'Fruit serpentine' is the local Zimbabwean name for this very colourful, slightly translucent type of serpentine stone. It comes from Kwekwe and is of a similar hardness to the black serpentine known as springstone. Each small mine has its own unique colour and texture combination.

Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Hatching Bird Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Hatching Bird Shona sculpture by artist Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro from Zimbabwe: Hatching Bird