The Path Of True Love

2018

Avocado Serpentine

  • 120cm (h)
  • 52cm (w)
  • 23cm (d)

80kg

portrait photo of Charles Kowo

Charles Kowo

Sculptor

The vertical line shows the strength of a relationship based on true love, where the partners are faithful to each other. The wavy line represents someone who travels around the country. Though they move around, they always return to the comfort and security of their partner. Both partners value the knowledge of the solid bond between them.

Sculptures like this are examples of the very best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture. This is the largest piece we have from Charles Kowo this year.

Charles was a new addition to Guruve’s gallery last year and all his pieces sold within a few months. If you like his work, do also browse works by Peter Gwisa – very similar style but working in different parts of the country so we can be sure there’s no cross-fertilisation!

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking pale green and yellow colouration. It is suitable for outdoor display, though we would recommend covering it with fleece during very cold weather for peace of mind.

The colours in the stone are entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax. The lines you can see are part of the natural serpentine stone – they are not cracks or lines of weakness.