Description of Work:
A giant fisherman's needle is the centre point of the stone compass rose engraved with the names of local fisherman lost at sea.
The primary factor determining the design for the Memorial was the circular format.
It allowed us to gracefully portray the 1st of three core concepts we were working with:
- a fluid, continuous and repeating cycles of Nature, which We (humans) are integral part of, suggested by a layout that had no beginning or end,
The other two were more about elements and content of the design:
- the magnitude of the Oceans, and how We are humbled by its power, by making the fishing vessel relatively small in proportion the overall size of the design,
- the delicate balance of the ecosystem and the interdependence of all life forms including that of Humans, depicted by the many elements of marine life.