Life In Secrecy
Itayi Mupumha

2014

'Cobalt' Stone

78cm (h)

41cm (w)

18cm (d)

25.5kg

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"The flower shows a picture of a healthy plant; in the middle there is a tightly folded leaf, which signifies a concealment of some sort."

This is suggestive of someone who keeps things something close to their chest, and who protects their true inner self by concealing it from others.

A quintessential work in Itayi's instantly recognisable style; elegant swirling curves and sweeping lines. It is quite flat, with an obvious front and back, so would be perfect for a shelf or other narrow display space.

Cobalt stone is the local Zimbabwean name given to this type of serpentine, which is typically a mixture of purple and green. It does not, as far as we know, contain any cobalt.

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