The Guardian is a 20 meter sculpture overlooking Parc Arael Griffin, the landscaped former Six Bells Colliery site, in the South Wales mining town of Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent. It was designed and created by artist Sebastien Boyesen, to commemorate the Six Bells mining disaster of 1960.
The sculpture is constructed from over 20,000 strips of Corten steel, welded together to create a stunning monument that stands proudly on a sandstone plinth. The statue was completed & unveiled at a commemorative service in 2010, exactly fifty years after the explosion, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

Part of the South Wales Originals photography series.

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