Nature Of Life
Onias Mupumha

2014

'Cobalt' Stone

147cm (h)

69cm (w)

28cm (d)

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"The three flowers are all part of one plant, all growing from the same root, they are all one family; this is reinforced by the single leaf that encompasses them all."

Like a human family, where the generations descend from the same root. The title suggests one generation flowing on to the next.

A wonderful example of Onias' award-winning work, with flowing lines and smooth surfaces combined with clever and restrained use of contrasting textures, all inspired by nature. It would make a super garden centrepiece, although we would recommend covering this piece during a hard frost for peace of mind, as some parts of the sculpture are quite thin.

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.

Shona sculpture by artist Onias Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Nature Of Life Shona sculpture by artist Onias Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Nature Of Life Shona sculpture by artist Onias Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Nature Of Life