Advising Aunt

2016

Flower Serpentine

  • 29.5cm (h)
  • 18cm (w)
  • 11cm (d)

7.5kg

portrait photo of Edward Chiwawa

Edward Chiwawa

Sculptor

An aunt with her niece.

“She is giving her niece advice on how to live, how to go on with life.”

In Shona culture, the relationship between a girl and her mother’s sister is a strong one, and the aunt may offer advice on sensitive issues, such as puberty and sexuality.

Edward has signed it on the base.

This mottled green stone is a hard variety of serpentine. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural; clear wax has been applied to the surface to reveal the depth of colour within.

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