A gift from the artist.
Note: Merchant made three versions of 'Triad', the present one in wood, another one in slate (University of Cardiff, Music Department) and a smaller version is in the collection of the University of Warwick.
In 1964 the distinguished academic, poet and priest, Moelwyn Merchant, began to make sculptures under the influence of his friend Barbara Hepworth. 'When Barbara Hepworth with a single challenge - "Let's see if you have hands" - had enabled me to break out of my obsession with words, sculpture became a third vocation as natural and inevitable as the first two, of priest and academic.' Merchant also collaborated with other artists including John Piper.