Helping To See Better


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 18cm (h)
  • 14.5cm (w)
  • 11.5cm (d)


portrait photo of Royal Katiyo

Royal Katiyo


The quail chicks have come up with a new solution, as they climb up on top of each other to see into the distance.

Always looking to stay ahead of the competition and keep copyists on their toes, Royal continually experiments with new styles and finishes. This piece is a great new approach that literally flips the past on its head, as Royal stacks the chicks upwards rather than creating wide flat pieces.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is dense and durable, with small grains, and rarely has any imperfections, making it a superb sculpture medium.