Sculpture and the Land
Wayside Carvings, West Lulworth,
by Peter Randall Page
Peter Randall Page made three carvings in Purbeck marble at the invitation of Wilfrid Weld and the Weld Estate towards the end of 1985. Peter commented:
"My objective ... was to make something which would strike up a resonance with the surrounding landscape by making a distillation of certain aspects of it. This area of the Dorset coast is famous for its abundance of fossils ... I liked the idea of making a kind of tribute to the ancient lives which now constitute our terra firma. I also wanted to incorporate something of the rhythms of the hills into the work - sweeping in broad rounded curves, tightening and plunging into deep gullies."
The shell-like forms are set into recessed alcoves in a boundary bank, to give them, in Peter's words, "their own intimate space in which to be seen."
Read Sue Clifford's essay - New Milestones: sculpture, community and the land
Read more in the Common Ground book NEW MILESTONES
Postcards are also available of a number of the commissions.
Find out about Common Ground's other work with Peter Randall Page