Elephant Spirit
Ishmael Chitiyo

2016

'Flower Serpentine'

47cm (h)

49cm (w)

13cm (d)

20kg

£550

The two holes are the elephant's eyes, with its trunk coming down and around between them, and a big ear on the right.

A very elegant medium-sized sculpture by one of Zimbabwe's best young artists. Ishmael's sculptures encapsulate the simplicity and grace of modern Zimbabwean sculpture.

This wonderful multi-coloured stone is a rediscovered variety of serpentine stone. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural.

Shona stone sculpture Elephant Spirit by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo - front left Shona stone sculpture Elephant Spirit by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo - front right Shona stone sculpture Elephant Spirit by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo - back