Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 41cm (h)
  • 32cm (w)
  • 31cm (d)


“A group of people coming together for discussions.”

From each different angle, the piece looks like a different person’s head – so at least four people are getting their heads together.

This piece reflects the consensual style of African decision-making. People will go to great lengths to find a solution to conflict that pleases all parties and avoids escalation.

So simple but powerful, the best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture holds its own on an international stage. This is especially true when the inspiration for the work expresses aspects of Shona culture or beliefs, making the story behind the sculpture so intriguing.

Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is has a uniform internal structure with very few flaws. This makes is a perfect medium for more technically challenging sculpture, where the sculptor removes parts of the stone. All colouration and texture within the stone is entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.

The piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense.