Caring For The Young One


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 89cm (h)
  • 33cm (w)
  • 24cm (d)


portrait photo of Peter Gwisa

Peter Gwisa


Two siblings together. So the bigger child has their arm around their younger sibling to protect them.

Peter has created movement through the twists in the stone. It’s an example of the very best of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture – expressing ideas in a pared-down unfussy flowing form that is universally accessible.

Peter sculpts each artwork from a single piece of raw stone. All colouration and texture within the stone are entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.

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

The green and brown lines in the stone are entirely natural, part of the process of the formation of the serpentine stone; they are not cracks or lines of weakness.