Hokusai Heroes

Hokusai Heroes

The Details

Name: Hokusai Heroes

Location: Port St Mary / Gansey

Created By: Sue Guthrie

Sponsor: Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Isle of Man)

Design Inspiration

Hokusai’s Heroes is a reworking of the famous woodblock print, ‘The Great Wave’ by 1800 Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai. It aims to pay tribute to the heroism of the lifeboat crews, who head out into the fiercest of seas, to save lives. One side pictures the inshore lifeboat battling against the seas with a huge wave towering above. The other side shows the offshore lifeboat and the coastguard helicopter working together to airlift someone to safety.

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