Times hand sculpture

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Time's hand –
The Edgar's Field Mosaic Stone

A mosaic covered block sitting on a mosaic pavement with haiku. The block echoes the large rock outcropped at the back of the park, the remains of an ancient Roman quarry into which is carved a shrine to minerva.
As well as depicting the Roman shrine the mosaic on the structure represents the history and pre-history of the area including the proto dinosaur prints from the area, the arrival of King Edgar and his suppliant Kings, Handbridge and salmon fishing. The haiku written by the artist around the base echoes this passage of time and the marks left in our landscape.

The Poem


Primeval desert
River cut, Roman chisel
Time’s hand forms our space

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