Lovers In Harmony

2018

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 211.5cm (h)
  • 50cm (w)
  • 45cm (d)

220kg

portrait photo of Peter Gwisa

Peter Gwisa

Sculptor

The taller loop at the back is the man; she is the shorter curvier part at the front. She is leaning her head on his chest, with her arms around him. He supports her with his strength, she comforts him. The even twists of the vertical lines indicate that their relationship is one where the partners are equal, thus ensuring harmony between them.

Peter wanted to express the idea that a balanced harmonious relationship is more likely to endure.

This stunning sculpture is one of the outstanding pieces from our purchases in Zimbabwe this year. It’s one of the finest works from Peter we’ve ever seen, truly a masterpiece. It has height and presence, it is elegant yet substantial, and it would make a super centrepiece for a garden, particularly given the truly 360° nature of the sculpture. Wonderful!

Peter has a tremendous ability to express complex ideas in a technically challenging and abstract style. Amazingly, Peter creates each one of his sculptures from a single solid raw stone. He says,

“The stone gives you the shape. You have to ‘run away from’ the flaws, it gives it a strong shape. Then you come with the vision to give [the piece] a story [explanation].”

Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone.  It is dense and impermeable with very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action.  Therefore, it is suitable for outdoor display.

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