The Mariner

Mariner Entering the Lighthouse

I was quite taken with this tiny figure entering the lighthouse on the Alfred Wallis grave which is covered by an elaborate gravestone, made from tiles by Bernard Leach and depicting a tiny mariner at the foot of a huge lighthouse. Wallis was penniless when he died, but his friend Adrian Stokes bought a plot in the cemetery and arranged a Salvation Army funeral.

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I find this image touching too, it has a childike innocence.

    1. Heyjude says:

      True. Could be a nice idea for a children’s story.

  2. Su Leslie says:

    It is a lovely image, and a nice story of friendship too.

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