The two rams are facing each other
separated by a tiny space. Many of the surfaces of the stone have been left
uncarved, the rear of one of the rams still shows shot-hole marks.
The sculputre is located in front of railings by the Sheffield jeweller,
One of the pieces made during
the Stone City Symposium, (19th June and 16th July 1995). Funding for the
creation of Castle Square, which replaced the 'Hole-in-the-Road'designed
in the 1960's, came from a variety of sources.
A popular piece with children
who can often be seen climbing onto it. The artist was brought up on a working
farm on the North Downs. His father was still working with sheep there when
this piece was made.
(from the publicity leaflet for
Stone City) "Carved in two blocks of stone the animals charge against each
other expressing a feeling of strength and movement. One ram leans into
the other and on impact causes an arch in its opponentís back"