VETERAN AND MILITARY SCULPTURE
HOMAGE TO A COMPATRIOT
Replica of life size sculpture installed at Memorial Lane Park, Granbury Texas
Bronze edition of 20
($1,200 deposit required to order)
(A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Memorial Lane Park Project)
I was honored to provide two life size bronzes, Homage to a Patriot and Tears for the Fallen, for the Memorial Lane Park in Granbury, Texas. Memorial Lane Park is unique in that it honors military, law enforcement and firefighters. Homage to a Compatriot expands that vision by honoring the incredible bond and unconditional loyalty of a service dog. Tears for the Fallen remembers the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe.
This desktop bronze is offered in a limited edition of 20. Bronze mounted on a black granite base with a bronze nameplate.
$1,200 deposit required to order with the balance due upon delivery * Please allow 6-8 Weeks for delivery
Pool of Tears was installed in 2003 and was one of my proudest moments. Working with a limited budget, the sculture was created with a medium called Winterstone, which means both the little boy and the soldier were one of a kind pieces. No molds were made so no additional pieces could be cast.
My eldest grandson, who was nine at the time, was my model for the little boy. The soldier is a composite of several men I served with. As a Vietnam combat veteran, spending ten and twleve hours a day sculpting this memorial had it's challenges, but it also had healing moments.
If you're ever in the Temple area, swing downtown and visit the memorial site. I hope it means as much to those who visit as creating it did to me.
Pool of Tears All Veterans Memorial
SALUTE TO A HERO Life-size Bronze
Over the years, we've received several requests to purchase a duplicate of the little boy from A Pool of Tears, including two in 2012.
I decided the time was right to resculpt the piece and cast it in bronze. The first sculpture was installed at the Fort Myers Beach, Florida, Public Library in April, 2014 and the second piece was installed and dedicated at the Schertz Veterans Memorial Plaza in Schertz, Texas, on Veteran's Day, 2014.
Salute to a Hero is an open edition bronze and provides a cost effective way for small organizations to have a meaningful memorial, especially when working with a limited budget. Schertz Veterans Plaza paired the sculpture with the Fallen Soldier sculpture, arranged so the boy is saluting the other bronze. Fort Myers Beach Public Library placed the sculpture near the entrance to their building, so his salute is directed at their flags as well as incoming visitors. If your organization is planning a Veterans Memorial, I would be honored to work with you on a suitable design.
For information about ordering Salute to Hero, click here to email me or call 512-629-3772
DUTY, HONOR AND COUNTRY
Msg. Roy Benivadez, Congressional Medal of Honor Recepient
Memorial Park, Cuero, Texas
Roy Benavidez spent a lifetime serving his country, though he never considered himself a hero, even after President Reagan placed the Congressional Medal of Honor around his neck. He was, as anyone who has ever read his story would know, an extraordinary and couragous man, a true patriot. Being commissioned for this project recognizing one of America's finest was an honor beyond measure.