In this sculpture Gregory has given lightness to volume, and in doing so belied the density and weight of bronze. This is achieved through his manipulation of texture, careful colouring and tonal rendering of the patina accentuated form. Gregory's depiction of open lips are sensual whilst also conveying a notion of viciousness and mystery, and his representation of an intimate touch between two hybrid creatures appears tentative and polite yet disturbing and alien. These creatures are the product of Gregory’s imagination, inspired by a television wildlife programme about the hippopotamus. Gregory has managed to create a pair of creatures that are both lumbering and ungainly yet tender and surprisingly graceful in their intimate embrace of one another.