Growing

2019

Avocado Serpentine

  • 57cm (h)
  • 33cm (w)
  • 29cm (d)

26.5kg

Something which is growing – it could be a plant, but equally it can represent a social/political/ religious movement. Starting off small at the base and gaining momentum as it grows upwards.

Willard was a new addition to Guruve’s gallery of Zimbabwean sculptors a couple of years ago, and we think his work is exceptional – confident fluid movement combined with elegant simple form.

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking green and yellow colouration. This piece has lots of yellow colouring, so it would make a real statement with a darkish background and clever use of a spotlight. ¬†Alternatively, it would make a great centrepiece, as it is interesting from every angle.

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 Рthey are not cracks or lines of weakness.