National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Hard heads


Type Sculpture

     Two large stones with faces 'facing' each other. Information from Festival Park: 'Vega: The idea for this sculpture comes from a smaller piece on wood which dealt with direct conflict between people and was entitled 'Loggerheads'. Working on a much larger scale and in stone means that the material takes on as much importance as the subject matter and influences the way in which the piece is carved. The piece is essentially made up of two large blocks of stone. The faces are stone faces but they come alive when they are placed together.'
     Hard heads was supported by Garden Festival Wales and Sculpture at Margam and sponsored by ARC Portland.
     A number of sculptures were commissioned for the Garden Festival of Wales in 1991/2 and some works remain on site.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Bermejo, Vega Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Hard heads (x2) Portland stone 120cm high x 120cm wide x 120cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road A4046
Precise location On land surrounding Festival Park Factory Shopping Village
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO165076
Date of design 1992
Year of unveiling 1992
Unveiling details 1992
Commissioned by Garden Festival Wales
Duty of care Festival Park
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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