Personal Transformation

2017

Cobalt Stone (Serpentine)

  • 25cm (h)
  • 28cm (w)
  • 25cm (d)

19.5kg

“So someone has made a change within themselves, an energetic shift, which will improve the way they interact with the world, they will be more in harmony with their environment and get more things done as a result.”

The wavy line represents the shift of positive energy down the centre of the body.

Tanyanyiwa’s had his fair share of ups and downs as a young artist – sometimes riding the crest of success and sometimes struggling with financial demands and uncertain income. This piece speaks from the heart, revealing a mature understanding that how we each approach what the world throws at us to a large extent determines whether we surf above the chaos or let it suck us under.

‘Cobalt stone’ is the local Zimbabwean name given to this type of serpentine, which is typically a mixture of purple and green. This variety comes from the area around the town of Guruve in northern Zimbabwe. It does not, as far as we know, contain any cobalt mineral but may originally have been discovered near a cobalt mine.

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