Happy Moments
Itayi Mupumha

2016

'Lemon Opal' Stone

45.5cm (h)

17.5cm (w)

11cm (d)

5kg

SOLD

The plant is basking in the sunshine.

Itayi's recent work has concentrated on wrapping his fluid organic forms around each other to create a truly three-dimensional sculpture, and this lovely flowing piece is a great example.

'Lemon Opal Stone' is the local Zimbabwean name for a translucent grass green serpentine stone. It is becoming less common as the mine is running out, which is a shame.

It is of a similar hardness to springstone (i.e. a lot harder than what is known as common opal stone, which scratches easily like soapstone). It does NOT contain opals, sorry!

Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Itayi Mupumha Happy Moments - front Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Itayi Mupumha Happy Moments - left side Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Itayi Mupumha Happy Moments - back