Gentle Breeze

2019

Avocado Serpentine

  • 62cm (h)
  • 55cm (w)
  • 28cm (d)

50kg

The movement in the sculpture traces the swirls of a gentle breeze playing through the air. It’s reminiscent of the waves the breeze makes in long grass.

Willard was a new addition to Guruve’s gallery of Zimbabwean sculptors a couple of years ago, and we think his work is exceptional. This elegant medium-sized piece a lovely soft flow, it feels very fluid and organic.

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking green and yellow colouration.

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