The Language Stone, by Gordon Young

  • Description

    "Brilliant white stone sculpture in Saltwell Park bearing inscriptions of expressions of love. The Language Stone Gordon has carved a large marble sculpture in Saltwell Park. 'The stone I have used is marble from Italy. It lay on a Plymouth seabed for over a century and a half as the ship carrying it sank in a storm on route to London. A sea salvage firm recovered it as a training exercise for their divers. Originating in block form, the stones ocean adventures and decades of the sea have influenced its shape and form'. The brilliant white natural colouring of the stone makes the sculpture appear to glow as it sits at the top of the South Park....."
  • Owner

    Gateshead Council
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
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