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Avocado Serpentine

  • 29cm (h)
  • 20cm (w)
  • 15cm (d)


portrait photo of Peter Gwisa

Peter Gwisa


The parent [the taller, darker half] is whispering to their child [the shorter, paler part] on how to survive on their own, how to live in the adult world.

One of the tenets of Shona society is that youngsters should pay heed to the advice of their elders. Here, Peter expresses that important idea in abstract form.

This lovely piece is excellent value for money for a unique sculpture. It is fundamental for Guruve that our smaller pieces are of equal quality to the larger pieces, so customers with a smaller budget do not have to compromise. It would also make a stunning gift.

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking pale green and yellow colouration. The colours in the stone are entirely natural, enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax. All the lines in the stone are entirely natural, part of the process of the formation of the serpentine stone, and are not cracks or lines of weakness.

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