Peter Randall-Page

Continuing my musings about Public Art – the work of Peter Randall-Page comes to mind as being genuinely integrating… people with their surroundings, people with nature, people with each other, today and across the millennia. For me, his work conveys a strong sense of place and of being ‘earthed’. Always precisely sited, for maximum interaction with its context, his work provides a landmark focal point, and connects us deeply with our place.

Exmoor - Two Moors Way

Exmoor – Two Moors Way

As well as taking account of local characteristics, he taps in to universal processes of growth: the underlying geometry that manifests as the myriad organic forms of nature. Of course, his practice encompasses vastly more than just the field of Public Art. Take a look at the following sites, for an introduction to his work:

Peter Randall-Page – Recent Projects (his website)

http://www.peterrandall-page.com/recent_projects/index.htm

http://www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_Randall-Page.html (Morning Earth)

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/skc/seefeel/ (an essay by Steven Connor) 

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Mother Tongue

Peter Randall-Page’s sculptures exude a silent, mysterious power that reminds me a little of ancient rock carvings and formations. And yet, the works are approachable, intriguing, sensuous and inviting. I am more than half in love with them all.

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Outside the Millennium Seed Bank, Sussex

You might also enjoy these posts on a couple of other magnificent artists working  with nature – Jean Paul Ganem and Brandon Ballengée.

About throughstones

I am primarily a visual artist, living on the North Devon coast, a beautiful semi-rural area in South West England. I am interested in full engagement with 'place' and the eternal movement of life - particularly as it relates to what we call 'the natural environment'.
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3 Responses to Peter Randall-Page

  1. LIV O'HANLON says:

    What would I give to have these in our physick garden?

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    • Thanks Liv. Sorry to be so long in replying. I had to drop this blog for a year, whilst I was busy studying, but hope to get it under way again soon. You have a very attractive and wholesome website by the way!

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  2. cptn says:

    Hi there

    Just to let you know that Peter Randall-Page’s and Chris Chapman’s exhibition of the work that created the Granite Song artist-in-the-community pieces is opening on July 19 at the Burton Gallery in Bideford. It should be good.

    And you can expect a feature on it on http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthdevon.co.uk, in fact we have a small piece from Peter about his workspace on the site, too.

    All the best

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