African Dance


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 110.5cm (h)
  • 32cm (w)
  • 20cm (d)


“Two people dancing together with their hands raised in the air – it’s a celebration.”

In traditional Shona celebrations, the women dance waving their arms in the air, and ululate – uttering high-pitched trilling wails to express their joy.

Nesbert conveys the happiness and joy of a celebration through the strong upward movement of the lines of the sculpture. It radiates energy and movement, as if the stone itself were dancing.

It’s a super example of Nesbert’s minimalist style; it’s visually striking from every angle, with strong confident lines and a distinctive silhouette. Clearly, it would make a superb garden focal point, picked out with a spotlight at night.

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. The green and brown lines are veins in the stone – they are entirely natural and are not cracks.