The Way

  • Description

    " A symmetrical arrangement of abstract forms in Portland stone either side of a pathway of pebbles. Originally exhibited in 1990 under the title of 'Aion' at Gateshead's National Garden Festival, the work was one of ten sculptures featured in the British Rail sponsored 'Time Garden'. Divided into two parts by the River Team the work was intended to symbolise the beginning, stillness and movement of time.(1) In 1994, a year before the 1000th anniversary of St Cuthbert's arrival in Durham, the sculpture was given to the City of Durham on a ten year loan for a site at Windy Hill which has views of the Cathedral in the distance. The sculptor modified the work in certain ways so as make it suitable for this new setting which as he acknowledged in effect gave it an entirely new meaning. 'I wanted (it) to symbolise the life and journey of St Cuthbert, which led in time to his remains being carried to the Durham Peninsula and the building of the Cathedral....."
  • Owner

    Public Monuments and Sculpture Assocaition
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 1 month ago
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