Sand sculpture signifies widow’s loss of husband

Artist Jamie Wardleyhas put the finishing touches to his sand Artist Jamie Wardleyhas put the finishing touches to his sand sculpture 'Loss is Eternal'.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Artist Jamie Wardleyhas put the finishing touches to his sand Artist Jamie Wardleyhas put the finishing touches to his sand sculpture 'Loss is Eternal'. Picture Bruce Rollinson

A ten tonne sand sculpture that signifies the loss of a husband, and soldier, in World War One has been completed for Remembrance Day.

Jamie Wardley, a Hebden Bridge-based sand artist from Sand in your Eye, created the sand sculpture ‘Loss is Eternal’ at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

It depicts the moment a wife of a soldier opens a letter that read ‘we regret to inform you your husband has been killed in action.’

“When I made her in August she was 30-years-old, this is the approximate age in which wives may have learnt about the passing of their husbands or brothers,” said Jamie.