Unity

2021

Leopard Rock (Serpentine)

  • 51.5cm (h)
  • 36cm (w)
  • 26cm (d)

22.5kg

“Two people coming from one side and the other, uniting as their paths join together. Like two people meeting, falling in love and getting married.”

At the base of the sculpture, two separate lines move upwards. At the top, as they form swirls, their paths converge until they come together in the middle and the movement continues as a single united line.

This particular variety of serpentine stone, with tiger stripes, is especially hard and rings with a metallic sound when struck with a punch. Additionally, it has an even internal structure of tiny grains, so it’s perfect for Willard’s technically challenging style.

The colours and lines in the stone are entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.