This magnificent bronze statue is located at Rosses Point,Co. Sligo and was erected to commemorate those who wait on shore for their loved ones to return from sea.
The plaque at the base reads:
"Waiting on Shore"
This sculpture reflects the age-old anguish of a seafaring people who watched and waited for the safe return of loved ones. The men and women of Rosses Point Parish have a proud history of courage and survival of loss and grief that should not be forgotten by future generations.
It is to honour the memory of these brave people who once lived, sailed or were lost at sea, that this woman, cast in bronze stands today on our headland
Lost at sea, lost at sea
Or in the evening tide
We loved you, we miss you,
May God with you abide
The stormy weather threatening just added to the poignancy.
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MuseumChick (10) 2010-02-03 6:48
This is beautiful and evokes a lot of emotion.
mkamionka (30212) 2010-02-03 8:26
I see the wind in Ireland is so strong that it even moves the dress of a bronze statue :)
Very pleasant composition. Natural Irish light and colors. I like the mood which you achieved with that.
The sky is a bit burned in the upper region and I would probably cut some of it but even so the work is very attractive,