Why do we salute?
Our military salute is a sign of respect and recognition of service members‘ commitment to their country. It is a gesture of appreciation and gratitude for the service and sacrifices of those who serve. And it is a symbol of unity and pride in our military. A salute recognizes the chain of command, discipline, and standards upheld within the military, as well as their authority. But in sculpture, the salute is a way of expressing appreciation for the service and dedication of our military forces.
Women in public sculpture
Public art sculptures honoring women are becoming more popular today because there is a greater awareness and appreciation of the achievements and contributions of women in society. Additionally, there is a growing movement to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse accomplishments of women in all aspects of life, from art and history to politics and business. Finally, many communities are recognizing the need to create more inclusive public spaces that honor these women.
The increased visibility of public art sculptures honoring women is a powerful reminder that women have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to our world. It serves to inspire other women to pursue their own passions and dreams. And to recognize the importance of their own unique voices. As we see more of women’s accomplishments being celebrated I am pleased that more women are receiving recognition and honors in public art.
Saluting US Navy Officer
This week I completed the finishing touches on my life size sculpture of a female Navy Officer saluting the American Flag. At 68 1/2 inches tall, the clay original will soon be cast in bronze. This is my second saluting soldier sculpture. The first being an Air Force Sergeant sculpted and cast in 2018. We will install this sculpture near the flag of American Veterans Park in West Point, Nebraska.