Anglesey Coastal Path Marker
At 125 miles, the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path offers unrivalled opportunities to experience the varied and often spectacular coastal landscapes of the Isle of Anglesey; through wide tidal estuaries, beautiful sandy bays, isolated coves, and tiny villages, following the path allows walkers to experience the wildlife, history and cultural heritage of the area.
The majority of the Coastal Path is within the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Wales; a landscape designated specifically to protect the distinctive character and natural beauty of the area.
As part of the Coastal Path project, Isle of Anglesey Council commissioned Peter Randall-Page to create a marker for the path located in the shadow of Thomas Telford's Suspension Bridge across the Menai Straits. 'Circumnavigation' is a large natural boulder which has been carved with the outline of the map of Anglesey and this outline is repeated inwards and outwards covering the entire surface of the boulder. With each layer, the coastal outline becomes more and more distorted by the rough and natural shape of the boulder, so that only the original carved outline of Anglesey is the accurate shape.
The carving on the boulder is reminiscent of the ancient prehistoric and Celtic art of Western Britain, and makes a connection with the standing stones and archaeological sites on Anglesey.
Peter Randall-Page has an international reputation through his sculpture drawings and prints. He has undertaken numerous large-scale commissions and exhibited widely. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the world including Japan, South Korea, Australia, USA, Turkey, Eire, Germany and the Netherlands. A selection of his public sculptures can be found in many urban and rural locations throughout the UK including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge and his work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery and the British Museum amongst others.
Commissions include 'Give and Take' in Newcastle which won the 2006 Marsh Award for Public Sculpture, 'Mind's Eye' a large ceramic wall mounted piece for the Department of Psychology at Cardiff University (2006) and a commemorative sculpture for a Mohegan Chief at Southwark Cathedral (2006). Recent projects include ‘Harmonic Solids’, Karlsruhe University, Germany (2013), ‘Metamorfoz’, Eskisehir, Turkey (2011), ‘Ridge and Furrow’, University of Iowa, USA (2011), ‘Walking The Dog’, Dulwich Picture Gallery (2009), a bridge for the garden at Dartington Hall (2011) and a major one-person exhibition in and around the Underground Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (June 2009 - April 2010).