Survivor
Tonderai Sowa

2016

Springstone

64cm (h)

28.5cm (w)

16cm (d)

14.5kg

£1,100

"The loops are the obstacles that life puts in our path and you have to endure, but when you pull through, the smooth side reflects the easier path."

Tonderai has established a reputation for astonishingly delicate and intricate work that is also satisfyingly clean and simple. This lovely piece combines great technical skill with fluid, uncluttered lines. More photos are available on request).

Springstone is the local name for a hard type of serpentine stone. It is dense and has very few flaws, and is therefore the perfect medium for Tonderai's technically challenging style.

The brown line at the base of the sculpture is a natural vein in the stone.

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