10 January 2017

Cardiff: The Abandoned Solider



This evocative 4.5 metre-tall sculpture of a soldier’s face sits on the battlements at Cardiff Castle. Sculptor James Napier described his powerful artwork as his attempt to ‘portray a soldier physically and mentally broken … whilst revealing his inner strength and dignity.’ The piece is called ‘The Abandoned Soldier’ in recognition of those who serve in the military forces, who often suffer severe injuries and mental illness due to their horrific experiences in the line of duty, yet are too often forgotten and neglected when they return home and are discharged from the services.