Hard Times Never Killed

2021

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 62cm (h)
  • 36cm (w)
  • 30cm (d)

25kg

portrait photo of Charles Kowo

Charles Kowo

Sculptor

“Even if you have problems in your life, it doesn’t mean you’re going to die. It just means you need to move around and find solutions to each and every problem.”

While we might dispute Charles’ title – clearly, over history, hard times have indeed killed the very unfortunate in many societies – we can applaud his central message. Don’t let troubles overwhelm you, but rather view them as necessitating a more dynamic attitude, an active approach to finding a way around, over, under or across them.

Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone. It has a uniform internal structure with very few flaws. This makes it a perfect medium for more technically challenging sculpture, where the sculptor removes parts of the stone. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor display.