Photo Credit: Michael Pegler
Location: Basingstoke Town Centre
The Church Stone is not on a plinth; it stands almost three metres high and the main element is a single block of hand carved and polished silver grey granite with a pre-carved weight of over thirteen tonnes. Inset into the ground and with four inset granite panels surrounding it; it gives the appearance of growing though the street bricks - an ancient material in a new context.
This sculpture makes reference to a lost church; to nearby Roman Silchester incorporating amphorae/pottery forms, to Stonehenge (and menhir in general) and to the ontology of the material from which it is made.
300cm x 120cm x 85cm