I actually drew this last week when I showed up unaware that the date had been pushed back a week. That said, it was moving to read and sketch the memorial on Father's Day, as I imagine many of the men whose names are engraved on the memorial were fathers who were trying to make a living for their families; on more than one occasion, I could overhear families who appeared to be visiting the memorial in remembrance of their lost family members. On the memorial:
"This towering sculpture and the bronze name plaques at its base have become a place of reverence, recognition and healing for the families of more than 675 local commercial fishermen and women who have lost their lives pursuing their livelihood since the turn of the century."
Sorry you got ahead of us by a week, BK, but it's great to see your beautiful sketch!ReplyDelete