This was a stunning exhibit in Echoes in the Memory
in 2014. Thanks to the generosity of Peter and Carole Wilcock from Winchester who visit the gallery regularly Blown Away
is now in the Boyes Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum's new Remembrance Centre in Staffordshire. Click on the link on the right for more information.
Sioban says of the sculpture, Blown Away
is a study of a moment. The young man, his life fleeting as a gust of leaves, sees the whole world in a glance. ‘…Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future…’. Inspired by T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, this piece pays homage to so many brave people whose lives are altered by their time. The plinth fabricated in mild steel is reminiscent of hastily dispatched munitions… or a ship's funnel… left to rust. Its stripes of bronze reflect adopted strength.’