Monday, 24 August 2009

Under Grace...

At the age of 70 the sculptor William E. deGarthe set about 'releasing' the figures contained in this massive block of granite (~100 feet wide) in his back yard in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. He named it the 'Fisherman's Monument' and reading from Right to Left (click to enlarge so you can check the detail) the piece is in three joined sections. The first section represents WORK, all about the fishermen and depicts them all working together. The second, middle part he called BOUNTY showing the riches of the sea and the final area is dominated by the angel figure, GRACE, the 'guardian angel watching over a fisherman and his family'.

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1 comment:

Sally said...

wonderful. Just being able to see the potential in the rock is amazing, to bring it about is something else.