Alannah Robins 1995
Also called “Bean an t-Visce” (Welsh), this sculpture by Alannah Robins dates back to 1995 and was noted in a Guardian article in 2011 as one of the UK’s best sculptures of women. The quote on the Grizedale Arts website states – “An important part of the work process is allowing the work to evolve in the making, involving and interaction of sculptor, site and materials. Whilst the woman here is more giving, this is no battle of strengths. Both stand in the water, one baptising and the other being baptised.”
The baptised statue has now gained quite a mossy beard.