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
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.bbk.ac.uk/english/skc/seefeel/ (an essay by Steven Connor)
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.
Outside the Millennium Seed Bank, Sussex