The Seed is a 70 tonne granite sculpture that was quarried and carved in De Lank Quarry on Bodmin Moor by Peter Randall and then transported from there to the Eden Project. The artist patiently carved out 1,800 nodules into the granite surface over a period of two years.
The sculpture is totally integrated into the building, nested into a white chamber at the heart of the Core education centre. This work is remarkable by its size and the putiry of the design (based on the Fibonacci sequence, which is recurrent in nature).
This sculpture, like many other by the same artist is influenced by organic forms and patterns.
Peter Randall-Page was born in the UK in 1954 and he studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973 to 1977.
Related articles and resources
- Eden Project - ‘Seed’, by Peter Randall-Page
- Peter Randall website
- The Eden Project website
- Eden Project – outside sculptures