Granite: 11x6x5ft 15.00 tons. Location: Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Gifted.


A spiritual work of Abraham looking heavenwards when God told him to stay his hand from sacrificing his son. This fine-grained granite was shipped over from the Gran-Quartz quarry in Georgia USA. Rae carved the sculpture in the hospital grounds much to the interest of the patients and staff. On completion he donated it to the hospital.

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  1. This image I came across when I was in despair from leaving my daughter in the Meadows Ward of the Royal Edinburgh. It was a beautiful clear, sunny day, beautyall around and so still.
    I sat in isolation on the seat and just stared at the huge, stone.
    I was welled up with sadness from a desperate situation of heartbreak for my daughter yet I was at peace looking at the stone.
    What did the sculpture mean?
    I then composed myself and stood up and walked around it and it was spiritual. It is a marvellous piece of work. It cries out with pain as I did and the torture of the soul. It wells up in me now with the emotion felt. A crying out. The pain is felt in Abrahams looking upwards.
    I took a photograph to remind of the moment and carry it with me.
    To have created that feeling in the granite can only be a spiritual piece.
    I still walk around with that torture myself and for my daughter in an abusive relationship.
    Thank you for Abraham found peace in trusting in God.

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