La Vallée des Saints (Valley of the Saints) in Brittany is an incredible arts project, which incorporates over 90 giant granite sculptures, celebrating a rich cultural and geological heritage. As an expansion to the project, The Giants' Crossing will involve the addition of further sculptures from the other Celtic nations.
We are Stephane Rouget and David Paton, granite sculptors and artists based in Cornwall . We are thrilled to have been commissioned to produce the 100th sculpture for the 10-year anniversary of La Vallée des Saints, however we need your help.
We have started to carve the sculpture of St. Piran, with the idea of telling the story of this iconic figure through the material itself. The story of St. Piran starts in Ireland and references can be traced through Cornwall and into Brittany. In order to achieve this the sculpture has been designed to utilise the different granites found throughout these three regions.
We have sourced the granite for the base of the sculpture from Brittany, and the granite for the body from Cornwall. The missing link, which we need to tie the story together is a piece of granite from Ireland, which will become the around his body.
This is where you come in, and with your kind donation, you too can become part of this exciting project. We need to raise the money to allow us to travel to Ireland, source this last remaining granite piece and bring it back to Cornwall, allowing us to finish the sculpture in time for it to be shipped to La Vallée des Saints in May 2018.
To entice you we have created a range of rewards relating directly to the project and we hope that you will support us in this endeavor:
Postcard - £5 1" Vial of granite dust from the sculpture - £10 Original design T-Shirt - £50 40cm Model of finished sculpture - £200 Original concept drawing, framed and mounted - £500
Stephane and David
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