Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 110cm (h)
  • 25cm (w)
  • 21cm (d)


portrait photo of Tutani Mgabazi

Tutani Mgabazi


The sculpture is drawing inwards, she’s very calm and quiet. She embodies beauty, calmness and confidence. She is serene, hence the name.

The textured surface of the natural weathered stone contrasts beautifully with the smooth elegance of her exquisitely sculpted face. The reddish-brown colour comes from the iron in the serpentine stone, which had oxidised on the surface before Tutani selected it. The sympathetic use of the natural form and texture of the raw stone is typical of Zimbabwe’s Shona sculpture movement.

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

[Please note that the granite slab in photo is not included, though we do have some circular granite bases available for sale.]