The Spirit of Portland public sculpture was commissioned by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and unveiled on 18th Aug. 2000. It celebrates Portland’s people, life and traditions which are closely bound with its environment and elements; Stone, Sea and Wind.
“In this piece I wanted to convey an atmosphere of strength and endeavour through the use of figures in active poses. Predominant trades here have been stone and sea related hence the fisherman hauling fruit of the sea from the stern of a Lerret boat and the stone mason working stone to a finish from quarrying stages.” – Joanna
”....The sculpture’s erection to mark the new Millennium in 2000 will ensure that this modern tribute to Portland’s past will endure for future generations to appreciate. A 21st century monument to centuries of local industry.” – Pam Boyce, secretary of the Portland Museum Trust
JOANNA SZUWALSKA – Artist, Sculptor and Lettercutter – (Tel. 01305 860186)