Unlimited Joy


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 97cm (h)
  • 50cm (w)
  • 23cm (d)


artist biography photo of Zimbabwean stone sculptor Antony Masamba from guruve's ethical online gallery, experts in unique Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe

Antony Masamba


A major event such as a birth, wedding or funeral always means a big family get-together.

The swirling movement within the sculpture reflects everyone mingling and hugging. People travel from far and wide to be together, and their joy at seeing each other is boundless.

Family bonds are crucial in African society. With no state social support systems, extended family ties provide health and financial safety nets for individuals.

This is a beautiful sculpture; from every angle it curves and swoops and glides. Antony is one of the most abstract sculptors that Guruve promotes. His work is outstanding, not just in his creativity and technical ability, but also in his attention to detail. All his pieces are perfectly finished and beautifully polished so that they are wonderful to touch as well as to view.

Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is dense and impermeable; therefore, it is suitable for outdoor display even in colder climates.