Come Closer

2019

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 49cm (h)
  • 17cm (w)
  • 16cm (d)

16.5kg

Many bird species perform courtship dances, where males and females can choose a partner. Once they pair off, as these two have done, they perform dances together to reinforce the new bond between them.

Peter has kept things very simple here, to great effect. The sculpture is defined by its clean, elegant lines.

He achieves the brushed effect of the feathers by stroking the stone with a blunt rasp. It’s┬ásuper example of Peter’s work, executed with his customary attention to detail and perfect finishing.

It is very easy to light sculptures with this matt white surface, so with clever use of a spotlight against a dark background you can really make a dramatic statement even with a smaller piece such as this.