Expanding Generations

2017

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 42cm (h)
  • 18cm (w)
  • 17cm (d)

11kg

‘Expanding Generations’ reflects the growth of the population with each generation. The piece starts with three people at the base, but by the top, the number is much larger.

Before her death, Shona sculpture’s best-known art critic Celia Winter-Irving picked out Munyaradzi Jeche as being the most promising artist she had seen for a long time.

As with all of Munyaradzi’s sculptures, this piece has been sculpted from a single piece of stone. The brown lines are veins in the stone, and all the colour is natural.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is dense, with small grains and has very few flaws, and is therefore the perfect medium for Munyaradzi’s technically challenging style.