Falls The Shadow by Helen Pollock – Artist
A spectacular sculpture by Auckland ceramic artist, Helen Pollock, using a mix of New Zealand clay and clay from the battlefields of Passchendaele.
“Falls the Shadow” depicts a grove of hands reaching up in a way that suggests aspiration and death against a background of trees stripped bare by the war.
The Passchendaele clay comes from the place the New Zealanders stopped to rest the night before the devastating attack on Bellevue Spur, which cost 845 of our soldier’s lives.
Freddy Declerk describes it as “a fitting reminder of the futile death of young men in an un-surpassed disaster.”