Moon Abstract
Ishmael Chitiyo

2011

Fruit Serpentine

45cm (h)

22cm (w)

15cm (d)

14.5kg

SOLD

Within an elegant abstract sculpture, the crecent shape of the moon reveals itself.

Ishmael is one of our top young artists. His work is wonderfully abstract and uses a clever combination of angles and curves, shiny surfaces contrasting against matt white. We have promoted Ishmael since he was a teenager, when we spotted talent even in his earliest work.

Fruit serpentine is the local Zimbabwean name for this very colourful, slightly translucent type of serpentine stone. It comes from Kwekwe and is of a similar hardness to the black serpentine known as springstone. The sparkles come from crystals of mica and iron pyrite in the stone.

Shona stone sculpture Moon Abstract by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo Shona stone sculpture Moon Abstract by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo Shona stone sculpture Moon Abstract by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo