Learning From History


Leopard Rock (Serpentine)

  • 82cm (h)
  • 57cm (w)
  • 30cm (d)


portrait photo of Willard Bopoto

Willard Bopoto


“Checking back on my record.”

The lines of the sculpture go back on themselves. So this thoughtful person learns from past experience and doesn’t make the same mistakes twice. They go back and try again, adjusting their approach and improving every time.

Willard keeps things relatively simple here, to delightful effect. His restrained use of fluid lines creates a sculpture that feels organic and flowing, and yet clean and uncluttered.

This variety of ‘leopard rock’ serpentine, with its lovely colours and interesting internal structure, comes from northern Zimbabwe near Willard’s home. It is very hard and impermeable, so it’s suitable for outdoor display even in temperate climates.

The colours in the stone are entirely natural, merely enhanced by the application of a coat of clear wax.  The creamy pale green and bottle green palette of the stone works well with natural materials such as wood and sandstone, and also with popular interior colours such as grey and beige.

Imperial measurements are:
32″ (h) x 22.5″ (w) x 12″ (d) and 134.5lbs