“The space enclosed by the stone has a very feminine shape. It echoes Shona society where sometimes the women are hidden; they spend more time at home and their voices are not heard in debates.”
The best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture combines accomplished abstract creativity with intriguing storytelling. Especially so, when it gives us insights into another culture.
This superbly elegant and masterful work is a very versatile size. It has a strong silhouette, and could be a fantastic focal point displayed indoors – perhaps against a pale backdrop, picked out with a spotlight.
Alternatively, it would be equally impressive as a centrepiece in a small garden or on a patio or terrace.
Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is dense and impermeable, with very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action. The lovely green veins are entirely natural, they are not cracks or lines of weakness.