The One and the Many

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The reason I’d decided to wander over to Fitzrovia while I was in London last Wednesday was that I wanted to take a look at a sculpture by a favourite contemporary artist, Peter Randall-Page, which is sited in a new development, Fitzroy Place, off Mortimer Street. It’s right next to the Fitzrovia Chapel, a Grade II listed building was the former chapel of The Middlesex Hospital.

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The One and The Many’, is sculpted from a 24 tonne naturally eroded granite boulder and inscribed with many of the world’s scripts and symbols. 

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The scripts carved on the work are all related to cosmology and the material/poetical formation of the universe. I shot a few close ups.

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Translations of all the scripts can be seen on a website devoted to the sculpture. The website also includes some photographs of the artist at work on his creation.

4 thoughts on “The One and the Many

    • I don’t know how long he spent working on it but, yes, it’s a huge piece and must have taken many hours. His works are usually large scale with complex patterns. One of his smaller ones is the National Trust anniversary stones on Calf Close Bay on Derwent Water

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