Shyness

2021

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 149.5cm (h)
  • 30cm (w)
  • 17cm (d)

61kg

portrait photo of Peter Chidzonga

Peter Chidzonga

Sculptor

A stork bathes in the early morning light. It bends its head; it is proud but also shy.

Through the sculpture, Peter expresses the inner nature of the stork. For such large birds, they are surprisingly shy. They prefer to be out in the open, where they can see danger from afar, and usually fly away at the first sight of humans.

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

It would make a super centrepiece in a garden, as it looks elegant from all angles.

Peter has made us three tall sculptures this year. His other tall artworks are My Wedding Day and Watching The New Generation.

Springstone is suitable for outdoor display, as it is frost-resistant – it is dense and impermeable and has very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action.