Daily Archives: September 30, 2012

Blogging the Alphabet ~ Y

Y ~ Yardmen

The Yardmen ~ Bronze
Sculptor ~ Ross Wilson

This new sculpture depicts three bronze shipyard workers walking home from Harland and Wolff where they built the Titanic. It was unveiled at Pitt Park on the Newtownards Road in east Belfast.

It pays tribute to the shipbuilding heritage of Belfast with one of the iconic Samson and Goliath cranes in the background. It is set within the time frame of 1912.

Ross Wilson, also responsible for the nearby C.S. Lewis sculpture at Hollywood Arches, graduated with a first-class honours degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster and received his masters from the prestigious Chelsea School of Art, London.  He has had many solo exhibitions and has been included in group exhibitions worldwide.  He lives and works in Northern Ireland.  His aim is to encourage others to begin their journey of sight, to open up, to see into, to search beyond with the soul of the eye.