Bethesda Quarry; UNESCO World Heritage Site
With Wales celebrating the slate landscape of North West Wales' UNESCO World Heritage status we thought we'd celebrate with this work of Peter's which is part of the The Tate collection. For over a decade the Bethesda Quarry was a source of inspiration in his work, he described it as "the biggest man-made hole in Europe, like Bruegel's Tower of Babel, but in reverse". He spent countless days up there drawing and learning about the area from the quarrymen. By the time Peter died, the quarry had stopped allowing slate to be sold for headstones but made an exception for the family. Shortly after his death, his sons, Owein and Emil, were shown to the area Peter had worked, where they found slate with distnictive green running through it. This now forms a spectacular headstone to his grave.