Going On A Journey
Richard Mupumha

2016

Lepidolite

32cm (h)

23cm (w)

12cm (d)

6.5kg

£350

All the people are lined up together, ready to go on a journey.

Richard is an experienced senior artist who has held sculpting workshops in Europe. He has also mentored his three talented nephews with great success - Onias, Itayi and Richard Mupumha Jnr.

Lepidolite is a mineral of the mica group, containing lithium. For the geologists among you, find out more here. This deep purple stone came from Bikita, one of two sources in Zimbabwe. Girl Paying Attention by Sylvester Mubayi is made from lepidolite from the other mine, which is more lilac.

Shona sculpture by artist Richard Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Going On A Journey - front left Shona sculpture by artist Richard Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Going On A Journey - back Shona sculpture by artist Richard Mupumha from Zimbabwe: Going On A Journey - back left