Lean On Us

2016

Lemon Opal Stone (Serpentine)

  • 30cm (h)
  • 15.5cm (w)
  • 10cm (d)

3kg

portrait photo of Itayi Mupumha

The flower (the swirly circle) and the two leaves are leaning in towards the centre. They are leaning on the other for support.

A person leans on their friends, and their friends support them.

Itayi’s recent work has concentrated on wrapping his fluid organic forms around each other to create a truly three-dimensional sculpture, and this lovely flowing piece is a great example.

‘Lemon Opal Stone’ is the local Zimbabwean name for a translucent grass green serpentine stone. It is becoming less common as the mine is running out, which is a shame. It does NOT contain opals, sorry!