Reunited Birds

2017

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 48cm (h)
  • 28cm (w)
  • 21cm (d)

22.5kg

A bonded pair who have been away from each other for a season (like albatrosses, for instance), they come back together and perform a special dance to express their joy at being reunited.

A delightful sculpture reminding us that it is common in the bird kingdom for pairs of birds to form lifelong partnerships, and they perform graceful dances together to reinforce their relationship.

So simple but powerful, the best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture holds its own on an international stage. Nesbert’s minimalist style, with 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 suitable for outdoor display, as it is dense and impermeable and has very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action. All colouration and texture within the stone is entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.