Paying Attention
Edmore Chijumani

2016

'Butter Jade'

59cm (h)

85cm (w)

18cm (d)

91.5kg

SOLD

During the breeding season, everyone pays attention to looking at their best, hoping to find a mate.

This is an exceptional sculpture from Edmore, well-known for his lovely sculptures of fish. Such a gorgeous piece of stone - a fascinating internal colouration - and very hard and impermeable makes it suitable for outdoor display, perhaps by a pond?

'Butter jade' is the local Zimbabwean name for this beautiful and extremely hard variety of stone. It is not actually jade, nor is it a serpentine. The internal structure of fine grains appears layered (usually cream and pale green), but when it is sculpted it behaves much more like flint!

Shona sculpture of a fish by artist Edmore Chijumani from Zimbabwe: Paying Attention - right side Shona sculpture of a fish by artist Edmore Chijumani from Zimbabwe: Paying Attention - front left Shona sculpture of a fish by artist Edmore Chijumani from Zimbabwe: Paying Attention - front right