Finding A Way

2021

Avocado Serpentine

  • 48.5cm (h)
  • 43cm (w)
  • 35cm (d)

46.5kg

portrait photo of Willard Bopoto

Willard Bopoto

Sculptor

 “A person is pushing through obstacles and resistance to find a way through.”

A bit like the idea of Germination, this sculpture echoes the different paths someone may take to get to where they need to go. With a clear vision of what they want, they will take any route or method to reach their goal.

If they are thwarted they try another option, until they find clear space. This clear path allows them to move onwards and upwards, as shown in the strong upward line at the front.

It’s just like a seedling when it germinates, it strives upwards towards the light and will take any route to get there, even through the cracks between rocks.

We think Willard’s work is exceptional – his pieces are elegant, fluid and brimming with confidence. He is one of the most talented artists working in Zimbabwe today. This super medium-sized sculpture has a lovely organic flowing movement.

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, enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.