"Auntie" carved by Thomas Zinyeka in the opal stone is one of the stones that Thomas loves to work with. Some of the piece is left raw or unpolished to accent the beauty of the stone. Consider that the selection of the stone had no impact on the outcome of the piece. The artist chipped into the stone and found the soul. Auntie is a very strong positive figure in the
African tradition. The piece weighs 18.2 lbs and stands 15.5x18 inches.