Friday, February 13, 2009

The Spirit Of Portland

At its simplest and purest the ‘Spirit of Portland’ sculpture depicts a fisherman and quarryman to represent the two main industries of the Isle of Portland. For me it's the detail on the two faces, I've rarely seen eyes in a work of art that convey the sheer hardship of life in the 19th century in the way that this scuplture standing guard to this crop of rock that juts out into the English Channel does.


Span Ows said...

...great beard detail to, mind you he's upset about something: you can see the stoney look he's got.

arf arf

Paul said...

Very good!