Half Face, Half Hull Memorial Sculpture by Artist Brian Fell

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Those visiting Cardiff Bay, in South Wales, UK can see this enormous public sculpture that looks remarkably different as you walk around it. Called the Merchant Seafarers’ War Memorial, it combines two images into one. Using galvanized painted steel, artist Brian Fell created on one side, a human face, and on the other, a beached shipwecked hull, or the lowermost portion of a ship. The face symbolizes the lives lost forever to the sea, or the countless merchant seaman who died in armed conflict. The sculpture rests on a mosaic with the inscription: “In Memory of The Merchant Seafarers From The Ports of Barry, Penarth, Cardiff Who Died In Times of War.”

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