The little elephant flaps its big ears like wings, ready to fly.
This quirky, almost cartoonish, representation of a elephant is typical of Ephraim’s work. He is one of the last living first-generation artists from Zimbabwe’s shona sculpture movement.
Ephraim has signed it on the base (under its feet).
Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is a favoured medium for Zimbabwe’s top sculptors, as it is very hard and durable with few flaws. The brown lines are veins in the stone.