Good Listener


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 28.5cm (h)
  • 23cm (w)
  • 13cm (d)


Shona artist Tonderai Sowa with one of his abstract sculptures

Tonderai Sowa


“Someone who gives their time and lends an ear and listens attentively.”

The form of the sculpture reflects the shape of the ear, and the loop signifies the sound as it moves into the ear. So it encapsulates the listening ear and the act of listening.

In general, people love to talk – especially about themselves – so to find someone who happily sits and listens is to find a treasure.

Tonderai keeps things simple here – sometimes less is more! This pared-down uncluttered form, with its continuous flow of movement, is very pleasing.

It’s fantastic value for money as an original and unique sculpture.

It would also make a super gift – an original work of art, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. In addition, we provide Tonderai’s biography (with a photo of him with Good Listener). There’s also a brief history of the Shona sculpture movement.