Heavenly Bodies


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 27cm (h)
  • 26cm (w)
  • 25cm (d)


The white area at the top represents the crescent moon; the circle at the front is the sun with its rays radiating out; the entire sphere represents the globe of the Earth. These three heavenly bodies pull on each other with the force of gravity, one of the elemental forces of nature.

A very interesting and original piece by the winner of the Bernard Matemera Foundation ‘Artist Of The Year’ prize in 2009: Tanya’s unique style has long been in a class of its own!

This is a real 360° sculpture and the limited number of photographs make it hard to do it justice. More photos are available on request.

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. A piece of this size is suitable for indoor or outdoor display, it’s very versatile – or put the piece in the garden in the summer and bring it in in the winter.