Good morning David.
I am quite surprised to see this thread come to life again. Thanks for your comment and sincerely held thoughts and feelings on the picture and its author. When I originally posted it, I knew there would be lively debate !!! I agree that the significance of it is mostly after the fact, and the reason for posting was that the use of shadow in its composition picked out Owen,s eye in a sculptural way. His determination seems to be shining out of the darkness surrounding the event.....