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Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 62.5cm (h)
  • 35cm (w)
  • 28cm (d)


Shona artist Tonderai Sowa with one of his abstract sculptures

“The intelligent division of labour will bring flowing results.”

The twists on the right side reflect people working on different stages of a project, and the circle at the top is the fruits of their labour. The left side flows smoothly, showing the success of hard workers when each person has the best position to suit them.

This is a fantastic medium-sized sculpture, with interest from every angle. As with all Tonderai’s sculptures, this piece has been carved by hand from a single piece of raw stone. All colouration and texture within the stone are entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is a particularly good medium for Tonderai’s technically challenging sculptures, as it has a very even internal structure of small grains of rock with very few flaws.

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