Public Space and the act of making...
The founder of Bounce has a broad background within the arts and creative sectors. This 5 metre GRP moulded Lifeboatman sculpture, taking 3 months to complete, sculpted, cast and reproduced by Dominic, founder of Bounce, became an instant monument on the East Coast in Lowestoft, Suffolk. The Lifeboatman sculpture created by Dominic Marshall is a powerful and emotive work of art that embodies the beauty and symbolism of the sea and its dangers. The sculpture depicts a lifeboatman, his arms outstretched as if in a gesture of welcome or rescue, perched atop a rock, his gaze fixed on the horizon, as if searching for those in need of help.
The symbolism is multi-faceted. On one level, it represents the bravery and selflessness of those who risk their lives to save others in peril on the sea. The lifeboatman is a symbol of hope and safety, a beacon of light in the darkness of the stormy seas.
But the sculpture also speaks to the deeper human experience of struggle and perseverance. A symbol of the challenges and hardships that we all face in life. Yet he stands firm, ready to face whatever may come his way.
Ultimately, the beauty lies in its ability to capture the essence of the sea and its dangers, while also speaking to the universal human experience of courage, hope, and resilience in the face of adversity. As a work of art, the lifeboatman sculpture is a powerful reminder of the enduring power of the human spirit, and its ability to overcome even the most daunting of challenges.A monument dedicated to lifeboatmen past and present.