Virtual tour 26 - artwork 'Falls the Shadow'

With this picture, we take you to the sculpture installation ‘Falls the Shadow’. It  is made with clay from Zonnebeke and New Zealand by New Zealand ceramics artist Helen Pollock whose father fought in World War I. Many soldiers weren’t killed by the enemy per se, but drowned in the sea of mud that was the Ypres Salient. The ‘arm’ gesture of Falls the Shadow evokes the sacrifice the soldiers made and its futility, while it is at the same time a prayer for a different world. The arms can also be viewed as an image of the force, of new growth in young people, the indestructability of the human spirit, the certainty of new life … as a powerful symbol of peace and regeneration.