Relaxing Birds


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 44cm (h)
  • 39cm (w)
  • 12cm (d)


Nesbert has stripped the sculpture back to the bare minimum needed to capture the essence of the birds. In his typical minimalist style, Nesbert uses points to represent the birds’ beaks. The taller part is the male bird; he leans over the smaller female in a protective gesture. They are resting together.

So simple but powerful, the best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture holds its own on an international stage. Nesbert’s minimalist style, with its utter simplicity and clean confident lines, has made him one of Guruve’ most popular artists and this lovely sculpture is another tremendous example.

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.

NB: Due to an administrative error, dimensions and weight shown are approximate. Once we have unpacked the piece, we will confirm the correct measurements.