I Will Keep My Promise

2014

Fruit Serpentine

  • 47cm (h)
  • 31cm (w)
  • 8cm (d)

14kg

Lovers reminding each other of the promises they made upon their engagement.

The sculpture shows two people intertwined, because their lives are intertwined.

An unusually two-dimensional work from Antony, which would lend itself well to display on a windowsill or well-lit shelf.

‘Fruit serpentine’ is the local Zimbabwean name for a very colourful, slightly translucent variety of serpentine stone. It comes from Kwekwe and is of a similar hardness to the black serpentine known as springstone. The sparkles come from crystals of mica and iron pyrite in the stone.