Opening Flower

2017

Cobalt Stone (Serpentine)

  • 22cm (h)
  • 22cm (w)
  • 15cm (d)

10kg

An unfurling flower bud. The two big petals are peeling back to reveal the delicate centre.

Echoes of Moore and Hepworth here, though Tanya’s work is all his own, in a sculpture that is┬ádeceptively simple and perfectly balanced.

It is also tremendous value for a unique work of art and a fine example of our belief that we should provide art of the highest quality for all budgets.

‘Cobalt stone’ is the local Zimbabwean name given to this type of serpentine, which is typically a mixture of purple and green. This lovely pinky-purple variety comes from the area around the town of Guruve in northern Zimbabwe. It does not, as far as we know, contain any cobalt mineral but may originally have been discovered near a cobalt mine.