Early Bird

2023

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 151cm (h)
  • 19cm (w)
  • 33cm (d)

63kg

portrait photo of Peter Chidzonga

Peter Chidzonga

Sculptor

“A tall heron stands in the early morning mist in the reeds at the lake shore. She is endeavouring to find her first catch of the day. Her long neck gives her a chance to search a large area around her.”

Peter has kept things very simple here, to great effect. The wings form bold and dramatic lines down the body of the stork.

This is the only tall sculpture we have from Peter this year, so if you’re tempted, don’t miss it!

It would make a super focal point in a garden. Our tip: use a spotlight to pick out the matt white surface, so it really stands out at night as well.

Peter has used a number of sculpting techniques to create the various contrasting finishes on this lovely elegant sculpture. He achieves the brushed effect of the feathers by stroking the stone with a blunt rasp. To create the shiny parts, he sands the stone smooth, then heats it and applies clear wax.

Springstone is the local name for a hard type of serpentine stone. It has a very even internal structure of small grains of rock; it is dense and has very few flaws, and is perfect for Peter’s precise work. The sculpture is already drilled, ready for installation. We can supply a suitable pin on request.

Shipping is from the UK via tracked courier;
P&P at buyer’s expense.

If you’d like a shipping quote, please email us giving your delivery address (including post/zip code) and contact details.

For UK clients, you can also arrange a viewing by appointment.