The installation consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along one and a half miles of the foreshore and stretching almost a half mile out to sea.
The figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body and are shown at different stages of rising out of the sand, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.
The work is seen as a poetic response to the individual and universal sentiments associated with emigration - sadness at leaving, but the hope of a new future in another place.
Each figure is tagged 1 thru 100, to aid with maintenance and resiting. Some are being resited as they are on a migratory bird route and some others are affecting the tidal path of a local nearby tributary river.
My photographs do not do justice to the site, it's just so vast. One can only walk its length and admire the differing perspectives - whilst keeping a weather eye out for a rising tide.
It is certainly a place where the light conditions constantly change.
I will return.