"The new leaf rests above and between the three flowers, and looks protected and relaxed. Like a person who rests in comfort (especially of God), their spirit is comforted."
The polished smooth surfaces of this pleasing sculpture allow the viewer to enjoy the beautiful material as well as the fluid organic lines typical of Itayi's work.
Cobalt stone is the local Zimbabwean name given to this type of serpentine stone, which is typically a mixture of purple and green. The colours and internal texture of the stone are fascinating! It does not, as far as we know, contain any cobalt.