Sand sculpture signifies widow’s loss of husband in World War One.

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 during World War One and finds out he has been killed in action.

The letter the woman received read ‘we regret to inform you your husband has been killed in action.’

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

“To illustrate that grief is eternal and never really leaves us, I decided to age her. In October she became 65-years-old and she is now 90-years-old, as of yesterday (November 10) and she still remembers,” he added.

The final transition of the sand sculpture was completed yesterday (Monday, November 10).

Loss is Eternal is part of Sand in your Eye’s ‘We are Human’ series that portrays the concept that although everyone is different, we all have a right to happiness.

The sculpture was commissioned by Hebden Bridge Town Council as part of the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War One.

For those wanting to see the sculpture, it is on show in the town hall courtyard.