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Escape to Light - Sculpture, Haverigg


'Escape to Light' is a large stone carving by the renowned sculpter Josefina de Vasconcellos. It is located at Haverigg, by the beach near the Haverigg Inland Rescue Station. It was previously situated in the gardens of Rydal Hall, but was moved to Haverigg in 2003 to commemorate inshore rescue crews across the UK. This was the artists last major sculpture. "On 24th March, 1994, a huge block of magnesium limestone weighing eight tonnes was lifted by crane into the grounds of Rydal Hall. It was the raw material from which Josefina de Vasconcellos was about to carve her last major sculpture, Escape to Light. Josefina was almost ninety, but she was ready, in her dungarees with her chisel in her hand, to tackle the immense stone. She still had the strength and resolve to produce a monumental work that shows 'the spirit of man escaping from the evils of this world and from his own part in this destruction'. " (M. Lewis, 2002)

Haverigg Rydal Hall - Gardens Sculpture and Carvings Josefina de Vasconcellos (1904 - 2005)
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Sculpture called "escape to light" by Josefina de Vasconellos

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Escape to Light

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"Escape to light"

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Josefina de Vasconcellos: Her Life and Art
- Book by Margaret Lewis, 2002 Flambard publishing. ISBN : 187322656X

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Haverigg inshore rescue team

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