Listening Attentively


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 39cm (h)
  • 10cm (w)
  • 27.5cm (d)


Another dramatic Shona sculpture from Norbert Shamuyarira, who creates original and eye-catching work.

Her head is tilted as she listens carefully.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is a particularly good sculpture medium, as it has a very even internal structure of small grains of rock; it is dense and has very few flaws. It is the favoured medium for Zimbabwe’s most famous sculptors.