Call of the Sea - Bronze Helmsman Sculpture - by Edd Hayes Bronze Sculptor-Artist - Call of the Sea Collection
Call of the Sea
size 37 1/2" x 21" x 18" - 1/2 life-size
limited edition 15
available in mutli-patina and
single French brown patina
life-size also available
After fifty years spent on the rolling decks of sailing ships, chasing the vanishing blue horizon all around the world, to him the lure is still just as strong.
A vision quest that after all these many years has never been fulfilled. Never the less, he keeps on going out, setting sail for exotic places, always searching, wherever the ocean meets the sky, ignoring the always unpredictable weather, the deadly shipwrecking storms that are always a threat, he pursues his goal.
The rough times are offset by the good times at sea. The clear night skies full of stars that look like you can reach your hand up and pluck one from the black velvet curtain. He looks forward to the sunsets with their burning orange and red skies, but his favorite time is the early morning just before sunrise. For it was at this time, when as a young sailor on his first voyage, he had the breathtaking experience that would keep him on the sea and on his quest for half a century.
He had just signed on the new tall ship, Elissa, and was sailing out of Galveston Bay on that fateful spring morning in 1886 when he saw her.
He has always known in his heart that the beautiful vision he saw through the midst that morning was as real as can be.
He has never given up hope of reliving that moment.
It was a magical and mystical experience that left in him this feeling, a stirring of his soul, a permanent longing, chasing forever the lure of a distant siren known as the...
"Call of the Sea"
Edd Hayes Fine Bronze Commission Sculpture
"Creative Versatility" best describes this internationally collected master of the sculpted form. A specialist in the planning, design, creation and installation of Life-size and Monumental bronze sculpture.