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Randall-Page is interested in the process of working and a direct involvement with the material he uses. The sculpture is unlike others owned by the University of Warwick because it is small, personal and attempts to depict an emotional state. Randall-Page has here drawn on a natural, organic looking form to represent 'a sculptural equivalent of an emotional state - the dark knotted centre, the consciousness of being alone'
Whereas other sculptures around the campus are purposely for public viewing, almost as part of the architecture, Dark at Heart is an intimate and personal sculpture. Randall-Page is depicting a sense of being alone in the world.