Freedom

2021

Avocado Serpentine

  • 63cm (h)
  • 47cm (w)
  • 23.5cm (d)

34.5kg

portrait photo of Willard Bopoto

Willard Bopoto

Sculptor

“Someone who is free to do something they really want to do.”

The idea of the piece is someone who is doing something they are really passionate about. The smooth flow of the lines all the way round means there are no obstacles.

When you’re good at something, and you enjoy doing it, and there are no obstacles preventing you from doing it or slowing you down, you get into a smooth flow. This seamless state, colloquially known as being ‘in the zone’, is reflected in the continuous flow of the lines.

Unsurprisingly, this hard variety of serpentine stone has been named ‘avocado’ after its striking pale green and yellow colouration. The colours in the stone are entirely natural, enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.