Thinking Of My Family

2007

Verdite

  • 36cm (h)
  • 16cm (w)
  • 11cm (d)

“Everybody, when they go away, thinks about home and misses their families.”

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

Verdite is a very hard and expensive semi-precious stone that is much prized by Zimbabwean sculptors. It is usually an intense green colour, full of intricate swirls. This variety has a mixture of gold, green and brown with hints of purple corundum. Verdite is an immensely hard stone and is very difficult to sculpt by hand.