Benefits Of Openness


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 128cm (h)
  • 45cm (w)
  • 31cm (d)


portrait photo of Tonderai Sowa

The main upright part of the sculpture represents a successful country, with a strong economy and powerful on the international geopolitical stage. Other smaller countries, its neighbours or trading partners, are shown in orbit around it. They benefit from the harmonious relationship, from being within its sphere of influence. The white line that picks out and highlights the movement of the piece represents the fact that there is peace between the countries.

A new experimental style for Tonderai where he has highlighted the movement within the sculpture by giving the edge of the piece a contrasting white outline. As with all our sculptures, this piece has been carved by hand from a single piece of raw stone.

Springstone is the local name for a 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. All colouration and texture within the stone is entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.