Whirlpool
Willard Bopoto

2016

'Avocado' Serpentine

30cm (h)

26cm (w)

21cm (d)

10kg

SOLD

"Where the water spins, that's where the njuzu [mermaid spirits] live."

Willard went to Vic Falls in about 2004/5 and saw the white water rafting on the Zambezi and was inspired by the huge rapids and eddies and whirlpools. The water seems to live and breathe, and its immense power is undeniable. Shona mythology imbues a spiritual energy to all things.

Willard is a new addition to Guruve's gallery of Zimbabwean sculptors this year, as we think his work is exceptional - confident fluid movement in work of elegant simplicity.

More photos are available on request).

Shona stone sculpture Whirlpool by Zimbabwean artist Willard Bopoto - right side Shona stone sculpture Whirlpool by Zimbabwean artist Willard Bopoto - left side Shona stone sculpture Whirlpool by Zimbabwean artist Willard Bopoto - back