Parting Embrace

2017

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 53cm (h)
  • 22cm (w)
  • 13cm (d)

18kg

“It’s a baby that has fledged and is leaving the nest; like a graduation he is leaving his parents and becoming an adult.”

The parent is giving their offspring some wise words of advice and a parting embrace before they go off into the big wide world.

Springstone is the local name for a very 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. A piece of this size is suitable for indoor or outdoor display, it’s very versatile – or put the piece in the garden in the summer and bring it in in the winter.