A huge sculpture created by one of Britain’s greatest living artists “Ted Stourton” at Camelot Castle Tintagel is having a timely impact on global awareness. Sculpted in 20 Tonnes of Granite Rock and carved into the natural landscape of the Cornish Headland at Tintagel, Stourton’s “Ripples of Peace” has caught the imagination of ariel photographers, school children and international opinion leaders alike. This sculpture is delivering an extraordinary impact that is incomparable with anything ever done by any artist ever before. Indeed there is not one woman or man alive today at this time for whom this extraordinary sculpture will not have instant consequences. Crafted a few yards away from Tintagel Island, the mythological birthplace of King Arthur, (the legendary king who brought peace to the British Isles during the dark ages), “The Ripples of Peace” has been created at a time when its message has never been more needed. As young children play in the grass lined ripples and the granite of the sculpture that Stourton has created, RAF Jaguar Jets make low level passes overhead serving as a chilling reminder of the consequences of a failure to maintain peace. Their booster jets fracture the solitude of a millennia. The tens of thousands of people that are set to visit and walk through this sculpture over the next few months are invited by Stourton to understand and contact the real value of peace. The “Ripples of Peace” as a symbol and as a sculpture is intended both to be interactive and, uniquely, copied. Stourton has invited many other artists to duplicate the symbol at Tintagel in whatever media they chose. Plans for further sculptures are currently underway and are spreading across our world. Children in schools across Cornwall and Britain have and are being invited to send in their representations of the Ripples of Peace and many Parents who’s children have been troubled by talk of War and Terrorism in recent months have found that encouraging their children to enter the Ripples of peace competition is immensely positive. Plans are a foot to re-produce the “Ripples of Peace” symbol in the Saudi Arabian Desert.
The latter will be visible from the moon.
VISIT AND WALK “THE RIPPLES OF PEACE” AT CAMELOT.
Visitors are invited to walk round the sculpture clock-wise and then to repeat the walk round the sculpture anti clock-wise, then to record their experiences or thoughts during the walk in writing seated at the round table at Camelot. These are then collected each day and a copy of each persons individual experience is sent to Downing Street and is published in the Metropolitan Newspapers affiliated with the Mappin and Stourton Art Foundation which has sponsored the sculpture.
“What is rarely understood today is that Peace is not just a state, it is an ability. A failure to maintain peace is a failure in an ability.” said Stourton. “This Sculpture is designed for participation. Those that have walked the Ripples of Peace at Tintagel have discovered that it is quite an extraordinary experience.”