Falkirk Wheel Exhibition

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Ten sculptures are currently on exhibition at The Falkirk Wheel.

The Falkirk Wheel is located in Central Scotland where the Union Canal meets the Forth and Clyde Canal. The Wheel is the only rotating boat lift in the world.

For location visit The Falkirk Wheel. Pick up a sculpture trail map at the venue.

The Falkirk Wheel’s destinations manager, Carole Keltie said in 2008 “We are very pleased to host Ronald’s unique collection of work. The Wheel itself is a feat of engineering and a stunning monument for the future which perfectly complements Ronald’s beautiful creations.”

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Carolyn Horn November 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

I love the way the Tiger in its ancient stone keeps its eye on the modern world. I think one could spend many hours just looking at and feeling these stones, several of which I had not seen before. I am glad to be able to see their images here. How anyone is able to take what is hidden in the massive stone, and express themselves so vividly with it, is always something that has amazed me about Ronald Rae’s work.

Pauline November 13, 2009 at 9:39 am

Thank you Carolyn for your comments. I am glad you have enjoyed looking at the sculptures on the web site. You are right – it is amazing that Ronald Rae can bring alive this ancient stone that is 460 million years old, exposing the tiger within. He himself does not know how it happens and calls it a miracle. There is no doubt it is determined by his dialogue with the stone in the quarry followed by his skill using hand tools and moreover that he puts his heart and soul into every work.

Linda April 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

Thanks for directing me to RR’s website. I love these monumental sculptures and his intuitive style.

Pauline April 14, 2013 at 11:15 am

Thank you for your kind response. It means a lot to the sculptor.

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