Peter Randall-Page works chiefly in stone and often shows his sculpture in the landscape. Like a number of artists who gained recognition in the 1980s he addresses issues concerning the relationship between man and nature. At the same time he uses forms and carving techniques that link him to modern sculptors from earlier in the century. In recent years he has made large works based on natural elements such as fruit and seeds and also body parts. This work seems to combine references to vegetable and human forms and appears both vital and slightly menacing. The artist has emphasised the contrast between the hard, inert nature of the stone and the organic and soft looking shapes into which it has been transformed.
Gallery label, September 2004
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