Loving Couple

2015

Flower Serpentine

  • 29cm (h)
  • 42cm (w)
  • 11.5cm (d)

18.5kg

“A new couple, they’ve just met – they are very excited about their new love.”

A quintessential example of Chiwawa’s work, with the trademark double-ringed eyes, elongated noses and sharply-edged mouths. There is a very pleasing balance and symmetry to this piece, and an appealing theme.

This is a lovely example of work by one of Zimbabwe’s few remaining ‘first-generation’ sculptors.

This wonderful red and silvery-grey stone is a rediscovered variety of serpentine stone. Serpentine is an excellent sculpture medium as it has a dense, even internal structure of small grains of rock and very few flaws. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural.