The front is shaped like a heart on its side, and the back of the piece looks like the line of the spine of a lover’s back. This superb small abstract sculpture is by one of Zimbabwe’s best young sculptors. It cleverly combines a symbol of love with the female form.
Dolomite rock is a very hard crystalline stone composed mainly of dolomite mineral. This is identical to the marble used by great European sculptors, but it is mined near Mount Darwin in north-eastern Zimbabwe.
White marble is the perfect material to stand out against a dark background, especially if you use a spotlight. This piece has a slightly blueish tinge, which is very unusual.
This variety has tiny crystals within the stone, and these facets catch the light so that it glitters like gemstones. Marble is extremely hard and difficult to sculpt.
The piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense.