work is made up of two pieces which dovetail together, these were
obtained by carefully dividing the length of the trunk. It depicts
a maul, or scrap, between a single Celt and several Romans. The
soldiers are carrying belongings including an earthenware pitcher
- but they want to take what the native of the area has. The Celt
is desperately clinging on to a seed, for this is important to
him and his people.
explained that as well as creating good forms he likes movement
in his work.
it represent a far more recent activity? Well yes, of course,
a rugby scrum comes to mind. It's up to the viewer to decide.
montage above shows Gerard's sculpture outside the new visitors'
centre overlooking the rugby fields. The photographs were taken
on a frosty December morning shortly after the work was sited.