Negotiators
Tonderai Sowa

2016

Springstone

57.5cm (h)

23cm (w)

23cm (d)

15kg

£1,100

"Discussions are on the table, [they are] seeking solutions."

A very African approach to conflict is to talk it through with all parties, moving around an issue, trying to find common ground to agree on, to draw a consensus that pleases all involved. A sensible approach - those who voted against Brexit or Trump would value a similar strategy!

Tonderai is one of Guruve's most popular artists, and it's easy to see why. It is almost inconceivable that such delicate and intricate work could be created by hand from a single piece of stone; yet, for all its complexity, the lines are light and clean and uncluttered.

Shona sculpture by artist Tonderai Sowa from Zimbabwe: Negotiators - front Shona sculpture by artist Tonderai Sowa from Zimbabwe: Negotiators - right side Shona sculpture by artist Tonderai Sowa from Zimbabwe: Negotiators - back