Whispering Bird

2018

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 76.5cm (h)
  • 23cm (w)
  • 21cm (d)

35kg

A very elegant pair of birds from Peter Chidzonga, with strikingly elegant and simple form, finished with his characteristic precision.

Peter strokes the stone with a blunt rasp to achieve the brushed effect of the feathers. The shiny parts are sanded smooth, heated and clear wax applied, then buffed up to a shine.

Springstone is the local name for a very hard variety of serpentine stone. It is made of tiny grains densely and evenly packed together. It is impermeable with very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action; therefore, it is suitable for outdoor display.

Sculptures with this matt white surface look fantastic when lit up with a spotlight too, so you can enjoy it at night as well!

The piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense.