Give and Take – Peter Randall-Page 2005

Located in Trinity Gardens, Quayside, made from naturally eroded glacial boulder, commissioned by Silverlink Properties & Newcastle City Council. Not so easy to find, this work is behind the new Trinity Buildings, which itself is behind the new Court House. The Art Work is surrounded by lime trees

‘Give and Take’ is carved from a 36-tonne naturally eroded glacial boulder over 3m in height. The boulder, rounded like a giant pebble by glaciation, was unearthed near Fort William in Scotland. The artist acquired it in 1998 and transported the monumental stone to his studio in Devon.

Accepting the overall shape of the rock as a given, Peter Randall-Page mapped its entire surface with an unbroken matrix of 630 hexagons and 12 pentagons. This pattern can be seen in the natural world in cellular, molecular and atomic structures.

Give and Take
Give and Take