Avocado Serpentine

  • 133cm (h)
  • 42cm (w)
  • 37cm (d)


portrait photo of Willard Bopoto

Willard Bopoto


“The way we solve a problem and how we plan for development.”

The swirling movement of this piece represents the African consensual decision-making process for conflict resolution. Whenever there is an issue or conflict, everyone gets together and talks around the problem. The emphasis is on finding a solution that suits all parties, often mediated by the elders of the community.

Each circle represents groups of people discussing an issue, trying to find a solution that all parties are happy with. The movement of the sculpture comes together at the central circle, symbolising the participants reaching a mutually agreeable decision.

Willard’s pieces are elegant, fluid and brimming with confidence. This piece would be a super focal point in a garden.

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking green and yellow colouration. It is suitable for outdoor display, since it is hard and impermeable like springstone.

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.

[Please note that the granite slab in the photo is not included. However, we do have some circular slabs in sparkly black or pale grey available for sale – please enquire if you’re interested.]