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River Sentinel

By Philip_H
One of two twin androgynous statues by the Icelandic sculptress Steinnun Thorarinsdottir.

This one stands on a basalt plinth at the confluence of the River Hull and Humber estuary, in the port city of Kingston upon Hull, England. The other stands at Vik on the south coast of Iceland. The identical statues are separated by 942 miles as the crow flies.

Entitled ‘Voyage’ (‘För’ in Icelandic), both figures face out to sea to emphasize that the waters dividing Iceland and the British Isles are also the trade routes that unite.


Tags: General For Statue Hull River hull Kingston upon hull Public art Voyage Humber estuary Nelson Street Steinnun Thorarinsdottir

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
30 May 2018 4:43PM
Unite is better than divide.
30 May 2018 8:35PM
A great image, Philip. Smile
A narrative that adds great context.

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