Upwards

I came across this sculpture in the local cemetery.  DSCF6138 

The figure was carved from local stone in the mid nineteenth century. The porous local stone has not weathered well and the figure now appears to be much older than it really is.   There is a poignancy in the pitted eroded gaze that speaks to me of the enduring nature of faith – not matter what  religion or belief system you follow faith can give you hope.

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(my contribution to Sonel’s Black and White Photography Challenge:  Upwards – you can visit Sonel’s blog here to see other entries in the challenge)

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14 thoughts on “Upwards

  1. This is a really cool statue and a shot of it. I hope that you have some more of these for Sonel’s statue/sculpture challenge that is scheduled to appear in a few weeks 😉

  2. What a beautiful sculpture indeed Suzanne. I am very glad you captured it and it’s a great entry for the challenge hon! Thanks for sharing and for taking part. Much appreciated. 😀 *hugs*

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