This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is OPPOSING
This is one of the three pieces that made up Sculpture for Derry Walls by Antony Gormley, (1987). Composed of identical cast -iron figures joined back to back, they were placed in such a way that one figure faced in towards the city’s 17th century fortified walls, and the other faced out.
The sculptures represented Derry’s two main religious communities. They are turned away from each other – separated by cultural and political differences as well as religious. But they are joined as one body and cannot be separated – linked and unified in their Christianity and their shared location.
Two have since been removed and this one relocated along the Wall…
Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here