Beautiful Head

2007

Lepidolite

  • 26cm (h)
  • 12cm (w)
  • 19cm (d)

“Everybody wants to be beautiful, to be successful, to have beautiful clothes. They want to be number one.”

If you look at his biography photo, you’ll see that it looks remarkably like a self-portrait!

This is a very collectable piece in a beautiful stone by the greatest living Zimbabwean sculptor. Sylvester represented Zimbabwe at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Lepidolite is a mineral of the mica group, containing lithium. This stone came from Bikita, one of two sources in Zimbabwe. Lepidolite from the other mine in Mutoko is a deeper purple.