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In A Collection

Cramond Fish

Granite 7 x 10 x 6ft 8.00 tonnes Location: Cramond Waterfront. Sold.

The Cramond Fish

A local community fundraising campaign resulted in the purchase of the Cramond Fish in April 2009 – a heartwarming experience for the sculptor who spent twenty years carving his sculptures in the grounds of Cramond Kirk. The Fish is now a landmark and looks as if it has been on the beach forever. It has been described as a wonderful evocation of the sea and marine life. It is also the earliest symbol of Christianity.

To see a short video of Ronald Rae talking about this sculpture go to Latest News on Video on the right margin and click on Ronald Rae visits his Cramond Fish.

Horse

Horse

Granite: 6x6x3ft 4.00 tons. Location: Isle of Eriska, Argyll. On Hire

Horse

Carved in Dalbeattie silver grey granite this sculpture celebrates the arabesque forms of the horse. A natural band of quartz on one side of the stone adds to its beauty. Highly finished, it took over a year to carve.

Now on the romantic Isle of Eriska, the Horse is sited on the perimeter of the hotel’s nine hole golfcourse with the stunning backdrop of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains.

To see a short video about this sculpture go to Latest News on Video at the right hand column of this page and click on Ronald Rae with his sculptures on the Isle of Eriska.

Golgotha Madonna

Granite:5x4x3ft 3.00 tons. Location: Rozelle Park, Ayr. Sold.

Golgotha Madonna

One of five sculptures portraying the Tragic Sacrifice of Christ. The granite blocks for four of these sculptures once formed part of the Old Harbour wall in Ayr. Carved in deep relief this work shows the Madonna in anguish at the Cross. A metal bolt embedded at one side of the stone is symbolic of her pain.

The project was sponsored by Kyle and Carrick District Council and unveiled on 6th December 1979 by George Younger, then Secretary of State for Scotland.

To see a short video about this sculpture go to Latest News on the right hand column of this page and click on Ronald Rae visits his earliest sculptures at Rozelle Park Ayr.

The Deposition – The Tragic Sacrifice of Christ

Granite:5x4x2ft 3.00 tons. Location: Rozelle Park, Ayr. Sold.

The Deposition – The Tragic Sacrifice of Christ

One of five sculptures portraying the Tragic Sacrifice of Christ, the centrepiece of which is this deep relief of the Deposition of Christ – Christ being taken down from the cross.

The deposition is a complex work which Rae began at the age of eighteen and partly carved during his time at Edinburgh College of Art when he was influenced both by Michelangelo and cubist forms. He finished the piece twelve years later at Rozelle Park, Ayr.

The granite for this sculpture came from Kirkmabreck Quarry in Creetown.

To see a short video about this sculpture go to Latest News on Video on the right hand column of this page and click on Ronald Rae visits his earliest sculptures at Rozelle Park Ayr.

Edessa Messiah

Granite:5x4x3ft 3.00 tons. Location: Rozelle Park, Ayr. Sold.

Edessa Messiah

One of five sculptures portraying the Tragic Sacrifice of Christ. This sculpture was based on the Turin Shroud which was found in the city of Edessa in 544 AD believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.

The granite blocks for four of these sculptures once formed part of the Old Harbour wall in Ayr. The project was funded by Kyle and Carrick District Council and opened in 1979 by George Younger then Secretary of State for Scotland.

To see a short video about this sculpture go to Latest News on Video on the right hand column of this page and click on Ronald Rae visits his earliest sculptures at Rozelle Park Ayr.

The Scourging of Christ

Granite:5x4x3ft 3.00 tons. Location: Rozelle Park, Ayr. Sold.

The Scourging of Christ

One of five sculptures portraying the Tragic Sacrifice of Christ. This sad work depicts Christ’s acceptance of being beaten on the way to the Cross. The other side of sculpture shows his naked torso.

The granite blocks for four of these sculptures once formed part of the Old Harbour wall in Ayr. The project was funded by Kyle and Carrick District Council.

To see a short video about this sculpture go to Latest News on Video on the right hand column of this page and click on Ronald Rae visits his earliest sculptures at Rozelle Park Ayr.

Young Bull

Granite: 6x7x4ft 3.00 tons. Location: Private collection, Peak District. Sold.

Young Bull

Carved in Dalbeattie granite, which is geologically a very interesting stone because of its varied colours, this work was inspired by cave art at Lascaux in France. The head is carved in deep relief whilst the body is etched on to the stone leaving much of the natural stone uncarved, allowing the stone to speak. Sited in a field with the cattle around it, is a perfect setting for this rugged work.

Millennium Fish

Granite: 2x3x1ft 0.25 ton. Location: Cramond Kirk Hall, Edinburgh. Gifted.

Millennium Fish

Ronald Rae has had the support of Cramond Kirk since 1989, providing him with an area to work in their grounds. Rae was delighted when he was asked to carve a sculpture to celebrate the new Millennium Kirk Hall.

“The ancient Christian symbol of the fish, Ronald Rae’s generous gift to the hall, provides an ideal focal point for the gathering area.” – the Rev Dr Russell Barr.