Model

2020

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 121cm (h)
  • 29cm (w)
  • 23cm (d)

41.5kg

She feels that she is black and beautiful; she strikes a pose, with her hands on her hips.

“She seems to say, ‘Bring it on!’
We are living in a competitive world, and she looks like a winner in every field.”

Tutani has used a chasing hammer, with rows of little teeth, to create the regularly textured white of her dress. He used a different sculpting technique for her hair and the flower details in her dress: picking them out freehand with a tungsten carbide chisel. He created the smooth shiny black surfaces by sanding the stone and then heating it and applying clear wax.

Springstone is the local name for a very hard variety of serpentine stone. It is made of tiny grains densely and evenly packed together. It is impermeable with very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action; therefore, it is suitable for outdoor display.

Sculptures with this matt white surface look fantastic when lit up with a spotlight too, so you can enjoy it at night as well!

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