Touching Episode

2019

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 43.5cm (h)
  • 25cm (w)
  • 15cm (d)

11.5kg

“She has been touched by the episode in the story that she is reading.”

The girl hides her emotions behind her book. Shona cultural traditions place great value on modesty and demure behaviour of young women.

Jonathan’s style uses various sculpting techniques to create contrasting colours and textures in his sculptures.

Jonathan trained with the late, great Joseph Ndandarika and he is already well-respected internationally.

Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone with very few flaws, and is therefore an excellent sculpture medium. This sculpture has been made from a single piece of stone. When an artist sands, heats, waxes and polishes the springstone, it turns a shiny black. The stone in its natural form is a pale charcoal grey.