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In A Collection

Wounded Elephant

Granite: 9x10x6ft 12.00 tons. Location: Private Collection. Oxon. Sold.

Wounded Elephant

When Rae found this stone in Kemnay Quarry in Aberdeenshire, he knew straight away it would be an elephant. It is significant that the drill hole in the stone is where the tusk would have been, also that a pink striation in the stone runs down from the eye suggesting a tear.

This work is Rae’s direct response to the plight of the African elephant.

Mark of the Nail

Granite: 3x4x3ft 1.00 tons. Location: St. John’s Church,Princes Street, Edinburgh. Gifted.

Mark of the Nail

This monumental hand of Christ with the stigmata portrays the hand that suffered on the Cross. The theme of suffering not only features in many of Rae’s sculptures but also in his drawings of Inmates and Down and Outs. Rae donated this sculpture to St. John’s Church.

Sheep

Granite: 4x5x3ft 2.00 tons. Location: Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston. Sold.

Sheep

Rae has made several animal drawings. This was his first animal sculpture, of which many more would follow.

The Sheep sculpture was exhibited at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 and afterwards auctioned by Christie’s and purchased by Livingston Development Corporation for the entrance to the Almond Valley Heritage Centre.

Baby Boar

Granite: 2x4x3ft 1 tonne. Location: Wetherspoon’s Granite City Restaurant, Aberdeen Airport. Sold.

Baby Boar

Carved from a boulder of Kemnay silver-grey granite, Rae wanted this sculpture to look as if it had been carved by the wind giving it a primeaval quality.

It is an appropriate subject for the restaurant as wild boar often featured on Pictish and Celtic stones being a symbol of hospitality and feasting. The sculpture is sited in the new beer garden where it is a talking point for visitors.