Secret Discussion


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 29cm (h)
  • 31.5cm (w)
  • 30.5cm (d)


Four people coming together for discussions. Each large hole represents a person, and the small hole at the top is a head for each of them. Nesbert portrays them sharing the space for their heads, literally getting their heads together.

This piece reflects the consensual style of African decision-making. People will go to great lengths to find a solution to conflict that pleases all parties and avoids escalation.

Contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture combines precise techniques and originality and creativity in abstract form. However, the very best works, such as this, also reveal intriguing insights into Shona culture or beliefs.