Rising From Bed


Avocado Serpentine

  • 28cm (h)
  • 17cm (w)
  • 17cm (d)


A person stands up and stretches their arms behind their head, interlocking their fingers.

This lovely sculpture captures the moment we transition between sleep and wakefulness, and prepare to take on the day.

A very striking and stylish work in unusual stone.

Bearing Nesbert’s trademark delicate face, and with fluid flowing lines, this is a super example of this well-known second-generation artist’s work. Nesbert is the nephew of the late great Nicholas Mukomberanwa, one of the most influential artists of the ‘Shona sculpture’ art movement.

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking pale green and yellow colouration; the colours in the stone are entirely natural, enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.