Photograph by Bob Brink
by Morgan MacDonald
Bannerman Park, St. John's
15 Bannerman Rd., St. John's, NL A1C 6M4
The Homecoming is a memorial commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. The memorial consists of two figures, depicting a uniformed soldier, holding a cap with the caribou head badge in one hand and holding the hand of a young girl with the other, expressing the joy of reunion.
The details depicted in the sculpture of a Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldier also include an injured ear resulting from a bullet wound, based on the story of Lance Corporal Matthew Brazil, who was the grandfather of the memorial's benefactor, Marty Gregory.
Morgan MacDonald holds degrees in Fine Art (Grenfell) and Business (Memorial), and runs his Newfoundland Bronze Foundry from Logy Bay, NL. He uses lost wax casting to create works that are highly realistic and technical in nature with an emphasis on our deepest expressive human qualities. He is the recipient of the Memorial University 2016 Horizon Awards for outstanding achievement under the age of 35.