Secret Lovers

2023

Leopard Rock (Serpentine)

  • 78cm (h)
  • 41cm (w)
  • 15cm (d)

35.5kg

“It’s two people dancing together, who are in love but can’t let the people around them know. They are showing their togetherness; at the same time, they are showing [each other] that they are deeply in love.”

Coming up from the base, the upright sides are the dancers’ bodies. The upper hole is the head for both individuals, and their arms reach out to one another above and below the hole. Through their body language, the two people dancing tell the other how strongly they feel about each other, but these feelings are hidden from the view of others.

A complicated story for a sculpture with such simple form!

This is a lovely example of Nesbert’s minimalist style; it’s visually striking from every angle, with strong confident lines and a distinctive silhouette.

It’s also a very versatile height. It would have great dramatic impact displayed on a tall thin plinth in the centre of a small flowerbed. Equally, it is small enough to be displayed in an interior space without being overwhelming.

The various green tones of the stone work well with natural materials such as wood and sandstone, and also with popular interior colours such as grey and beige.

The colour of the stone is a slightly lighter green than shown in some of the photos. Apologies, insufficient light levels in the studio!