Open slate book with marble 'binding'. At the insed large carved letters representing the words on a page. There are loose letters at the foot of the sculpture inside pages. Since it was intended to have water flowing down sculpture that would give the impression that the letters on the ground have been 'washed off' by the water. The water supply had not been connected.
The two outer covers of book show carved abstract designs: on one of the covers a head between leaves and a shining sun can be recognized.
The sculpture is intended to depict the history of story-telling from word of mouth to the printed page. A book was chosen because Aberystwyth houses the National Library, the Welsh Books Council and the University of Wales.
Peter Nicholas (Tredegar 1934),
Welsh sculptor in Swansea