Tyger Tyger

Tyger Tyger sculpture by Ronald Rae

Granite: 8x22x3ft 15.00 tonnes. Location: Somerset. Sold.

Tyger Tyger

Carved in Corrennie pink granite which is 460 million years old, this monumental relief draws attention to the tiger as an endangered species – less than 3,000 tigers left in the world now!

The sculpture also celebrates William Blake’s well known poem.

Tyger, Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

The stone for this sculpture was an amazing find in the quarry. At 22 feet long it was the largest stone to date that Rae had tackled. When the tiger emerged out of the stone he decided it was well worth the effort.

The BBC filmed the Tyger Tyger being moved to Somerset as part of their series called The Crane Gang. It was broadcast on BBC2 on 29th September 2013 at 8pm and can be viewed on YouTube.

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