Unfurling Flower

2018

Avocado Serpentine

  • 42.5cm (h)
  • 20cm (w)
  • 14cm (d)

10kg

The whole sculpture is a plant growing vigorously upwards. Within it are flowers where the sweeping curves symbolise the flowerbuds as they as they prepare to burst open and let the petals unfurl.

We think Willard’s work is exceptional – his pieces are elegant, fluid and brimming with confidence. This piece has a lovely soft flow, it feels very organic, and it’s very pleasing to look at and to touch.

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking green and yellow colouration. It is the perfect medium for Willard’s elegant but technically challenging sculptures.

The colours in the stone are entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax. The lines you can see are part of the natural serpentine stone – they are not cracks or lines of weakness.