This summer Peter Randall-Page is exhibiting a body of new work at Roche Court.
A new group of granite sculptures will be sited in the landscaped and wooded area of the sculpture park, which contains a mix of trees and wild flowers, providing a setting of dappled sunlight and shadows.
His new works for Roche Court have developed out of the artist's interest in organic form and growth patterns in nature over the past 25 years. Randall-Page has long been fascinated by the relationship between geometry and biology, and in recent years he has become concerned with the underlying principles determining growth and the forms it produces.
In this new body of work Randall-Page explores the dynamic tension between order and randomness. His earlier carved stone works transformed hard stone into apparently living, organic shapes and forms, however his new works evolve from the original form of the stone. Working with naturally eroded glacial granite boulders, the entire surface is carved with geometrical patterns which adapt to the natural contours and facets of the stone. In his words:
the geometry on which the low relief pattern is based is found in many natural structures - it packs things together with optimum efficiency - nature loves economy."
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