Girl Paying Attention
Sylvester Mubayi

2008

Lepidolite

31cm (h)

18cm (w)

10cm (d)

£1,495

"A teenage girl listening to what she is being told."

Men of Sylvester's generation place great importance on children being well behaved and respectful, and the moulding of young women to behave demurely in the way Shona society expects. The perfect young wife (muroora) is not only plump and pretty, but also the humble servant of the husband's family. It's not all bad though - by the time she is grandmother (ambuya) of a large family, all power rests with her. All good things come to those who wait!

This is a nice investment piece by the greatest living Zimbabwean sculptor.

Lepidolite is a mineral of the mica group, containing lithium.

Shona sculpture by artist Sylvester Mubayi from Zimbabwe: Girl Paying Attention Shona sculpture by artist Sylvester Mubayi from Zimbabwe: Girl Paying Attention Shona sculpture by artist Sylvester Mubayi from Zimbabwe: Girl Paying Attention