Liberty, Equality, Eternity, 1793

Set on sombre grey stone plinths along the wall of the house are four simple columns. They bear a single inscription each – Liberty Equality Eternity 1793 . The first two words immediately indicate the French Revolution, but the change from Fraternity to Eternity is explained by the date – 1793 was the year in which the Committee of Public Safety resolved to make Terror the means of preserving the Revolution, thus sending thousands to eternity at the guillotine.

Four columns, Stone on brick bases with inscriptions, John Andrew, 1998