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Introducing Michael by Reinhard Pontius

We’re delighted to introduce Michael by German sculptor Reinhard Pontius 🕊️

An Angel’s Journey – Since 2020, this wooden sculpture by Reinhard Pontius (@atelier_fuer_bildhauerei) has been making its way across Europe as a messenger of peace and reconciliation. Following visits to Leipzig, Bruges, Coventry, this week Michael arrived at Tremenheere, where it is sited in view of St Michael’s Mount until mid October, before heading to its next destination. It is hoped that Michael will eventually travel to Kiev, Ukraine.

Speaking about the work Reinhard Pontius says:

“We know about the Archangel Michael as a fighter and as the patron Saint in wars and freedom fights. With my Sculpture I would like to invite a different understanding: Michael – the angel of peace. I have deliberately dispersed with the familiar attributes of spear, flaming sword and scales in order to allow a new, free approach to this angel. The Archangel Michael stands for a spiritual power that is universal and at the same time very personal and that wants to support us to live courageously and peacefully.”

You can find Michael before entering the gardens on the grass near Tremenheere Kitchen and Penny Saunders’ Restless Temple.

The Gardens are open every day, 10.30 – 5.30, last entry 4.30.