Artist:- SYLVESTER SAMANYANGA
This stunning sculpture is created from a single piece of SPRINGSTONE by one of the shining new stars of the SHONA art movement, SYLVESTER SAMANYANGA.
His pieces sell world wide and it's easy to see why. His attention to detail and the expressive nature of each piece is breath taking.
When sculpting I use hand tools; hammer, punch, diamond rasp, chasing hammer and chisel. My favorite stone to curve is Springstone, Opal, Cobalt and all Serpentine. I have sold my works to the UK, China, Canada and most European countries. My ambition is to be known worldwide like other big artists and travel around the world demonstrating art. I am married and have 2 children, a girl and a boy. During working my wife helps me with ideas, sanding, rasping and polishing.
SPRINGSTONE is capable of the most amazing finish that shines to a black luster resembling the black opal. Not surprisingly, its extremely fine finish and excellent durability and hardness make it highly sought after. Mine in Guruve in the north of Zimbabwe, springstone is one of the hardest and darkest stones. It gets its name because of the deposits of iron found in it. The local name was given due to its reputation during the carving process. One of the most famous 1st generation carvers, John Takawira, was said to have coined the name 'springstone' when he tried to carve the stone and it was so dense and strong that the chisel sprung off the stone, hence the name 'springstone'.
Springstone can often be found covered with a thick outer layer of reddish/brown oxidized iron which is inherent in its chemistry. This softer brown infusion can be used by artists to give a sculpture a beautiful two-tone effect, adding to its appeal. Springstone is rated between 5.0 and 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
Utterly beautiful from any angle. Would benefit to fullest effect by being placed on a free standing plinth.
Would enhance any home setting - a real talking point.
A unique and unusual gift.
Dimensions:- H40 x W38 x D38cms.
EACH SCUPTURE IS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP, THEN PACKED OUT WITH FOAM NUGGETS AND HELD IN PLACE WITHIN A TRIPLE WALLED CARDBOARD BOX WITH EXPANDING FOAM. THIS ENSURES THAT THE ITEM DOES NOT MOVE AROUND, WITHIN IT'S CONFINES, WHILST IN TRANSIT.IT IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE THAT YOUR SCULPTURE SHOULD REACH YOU IN THE SAME CONDITION IT LEFT US.
WE ACCEPT PAYPAL, CHEQUES, BANK TRANSFER OR CASH.
BUYER PAYS FOR RETURNS AND ANY OTHER COSTS INCURRED THEREIN.
RETURNS MUST BE MADE WITHIN A 14 DAY PERIOD USING ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING.