Tyne and Wear HER(11048): Benton, Whitley Road, Rising Sun Country Park, 'Imago' - Details
Benton, Whitley Road, Rising Sun Country Park, 'Imago'
1996 by William Pym with writing by Kathleen Raine from her poem 'The Healing Spring'. Located at the junction with the Killingworth Waggonway. A silver gate in galvanised steel 1.3m high and 8.4m wide with a large cut-out moth and cut lettering "PATIENTLY THE EARTH'S WOUNDS CLOSE. THE WOMB HEALS OF ITS SONS. AS BARK OVER A TORN BRANCH GROWS". West of the gate is a panel containing wildlife and other objects. Funded by Sustrans, North Tyneside Council and the Rising Sun Countryside Park. Part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network sea to sea (C2C).
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North-East England, p 84-5