Bridegroom

2007

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 113cm (h)
  • 51cm (w)
  • 18cm (d)

113.5kg

“He wears flowers round his neck, waiting for the bride. When the bride arrives, he takes off the flowers and puts them over her neck.”

Edward is now a great-grandfather; he, like all of his senior generation, is a reservoir of cultural knowledge and experience – and this informs much of his sculpting. This impressive work speaks of the Shona marriage ceremony, and of traditions maintained in rural communities to this day.

This sculpture is a museum-quality example of Edward’s work, in the hardest type of springstone. A larger piece like this used to stand proud at one of the entrances to the prestigious Chapungu Sculpture centre in Harare. This piece is a (slightly!) more practical size and is a true collector’s gem. Character, strength, power, charm – it’s got it all. Wonderful.

Springstone is frost-resistant and is suitable for display outdoors.