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Domboshawa Opal Stone (Serpentine)

  • 18cm (h)
  • 29cm (w)
  • 16cm (d)


portrait photo of Peter Gwisa

Peter Gwisa


“Two people coming to the same point regardless of what path they have taken to get there. They are saying to each other, ‘Let’s move together’.”

The two lines of movement within the sculpture come from opposite sides of the piece, and take a circuitous route before they coincide, and then they move together tracing a smaller circle that symbolises unity of thought and action.

A really interesting work from Peter Gwisa – the second picture shows how it raises off the supporting surface to balance on a couple of delicate edges (the base of each has been squared off so it stands nicely), giving the while sculpture a feeling of all-round delicate fluidity. Very elegant indeed!

‘Domboshawa opal stone’ is the local Zimbabwean name for this particular variety of serpentine stone, creamy-white with a hint of pink. It is one of the softer stones we show, so we do not recommend it for outdoor display – but this piece is too small for a garden setting anyway. It comes from the Domboshawa area, just forty kilometres north of Harare, where huge granite domes (the remains of long-dead volcanoes) dominate the scenery.

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