Resting

2007

Lepidolite

  • 38cm (h)
  • 9cm (w)
  • 27cm (d)

16kg

The figure sits on his haunches, with arms wrapped around his knees. A comfortable seated position when a long wait or a rest is on the cards!

Newman’s pared down figurative sculptures are immensely powerful and understated.

Lepidolite is a mineral of the mica group, containing lithium. This lilac variety of lepidolite stone came from Bikita, one of two sources in Zimbabwe – a deeper purple variety is found in Mutoko.