'Night Song' Peter Randall-Page b.1954

'Night Song' Peter Randall-Page b.1954

Stock Number: 12491/GSO
Height 43.20cm [17.01 inches]
Width 20.30cm [7.99 inches]
Depth 17.80cm [7.01 inches]

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Verde Patricia Marble and Bronze
Carved and cast 1984

Mr R Warby Purchased 1985 Anne Berthoud Gallery

1985 New Work 1984, 5 Anne Berthoud Gallery Bristol
1992 Peter Randall-Page Sculpture and Drawings 1980 to 1992
Leeds City Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arnolfini Gallery Bristol

Peter Randall-Page b. 1954
Peter was born in Essex and studied at the Bath Academy of Art 1973 – 7. Barry Flanagan helped to take down his graduation show (they met by chance!), Peter then becoming his assistant. He then moved on to work as a mason at Wells Cathedral, here gaining and understanding, in context, the medieval mason’s craft. Another strong influence was that of Isamu Noguchi, with whom Peter had a lifelong correspondence. In 1980 Peter was a Winston Churchill Fellow travelling to Italy to study marble carving in Carrara. │ Peter’s working practice is in part expressed with these four works; ‘Fingers and Thumbs’ with fingerprints visible the spotty pattern on a rock makes the ‘eye move more slowly across (the work)’, encouraging us to be ‘aware of the form’ and possibly intuit our own connection to early (Aboriginal) rock paintings. ‘Husk II’ explores the organic and the seed whose ‘inaccessible interior’ Peter has been investigating from his earliest works. A repetition of the continuous coil in ‘Bronze VI’, but this time a look inside, in bronze, at the invisible folds of the lower intestine. ‘Stone Maquette I’ is an expression of Peter’s deep interest in the geometry of nature and here looks to ‘visualize one form within another’, ‘natures theme and variation’ by ‘accessing his imagination through the act of carving’. ‘Night Song’, a title that implies an investigation of dreams? ‘Stone is my vehicle for my fascination with the human mind and imagination’ and with a bronze crescent (disparate element) in balance with the claw chiselled marble base, I would suggest Peter is asking us to be aware of what the sculpture is ‘a lump of stuff’ but also subtly imply, with a nod to Miro, that ‘other things are going on’… │ Peter has had many Solo shows and has completed a number of public projects. He was elected RA in 2015.