Public Art

Sole Provider

By Joe Mutasa
Category: Sculpture


Sole Provider portrays a widow with her children and symbolizes the suffering caused by civil strife that has reduced a formerly rich country to starvation and chaos. This work is made of a single piece of spring stone. The rust-colored areas are a result of the oxidation of minerals in the stone, while the black areas have been carved, filed, smoothed, and polished.

From Missouri Botanical Garden website.

Dimensions: 12′ x 3′ x 3′
Year Completed: 2001
Material: Springstone
Owner: Missouri Botanical Garden

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