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This depiction of the Guardian is solid and black, dominating the centre of the picture with its presence and power. Behind it there are no parkland greens or the blue of an unpolluted sky. Instead we see fiery reds and yellows that call to mind the tragic explosion that the statue commemorates. The collage takes the Guardian’s name literally and expresses that figuratively by bridging the fifty years between disaster and memorial in a single image. This Guardian stands between the fire and the viewer, offering protection that the men who died in the disaster did not have. 

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