The ‘Custodians of the Landscape
’ sandstone sculptures were carved onsite at Two Rivers in the winter of 2015 by international artist Ben Dearnley
. More than 20 tonnes of stone sourced from the vineyard were used to create this unique and compelling project by Ben. His work directly references the ancient art form of stone masonry whilst reflecting our own landscape here at Two Rivers. Ben says that the flowing and dynamic nature of the sculptures reflects the ever changing moods and seasons of the vineyard where growing the vines is a labour of love in tune with nature itself.
There are 8 pieces of Ben’s work situated around the Cellar Door and entry to the vineyard. These pieces whilst all individual have been designed by Ben to collectively reflect the importance he saw that Two Rivers placed on our unique landscape.
The Artist – Ben Dearnley
Ben Dearnley has an international reputation for creating stunning sculptures in stone, bronze, slate and stained glass. He has completed many large-scale public sculptures around the UK.