Special Operations soldier
The toughest of the tough are the Special Operations soldier. Their missions may range from direct combat and counterterrorism to rescue and humanitarian aid. They must pass a strenuous selection process and demonstrate exceptional mental and physical fortitude. Furthermore, they must demonstrate exceptional aptitude in areas such as science, math and language by obtaining an outstanding score on the ASVAB, the military’s aptitude test.
My sculpture honors the elite Special Operations soldier, depicting their intelligence, strength and commitment. I began the clay original in late 2022 as part of a larger setting honoring the Global War on Terror for a Veterans Park near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Weighing 350 pounds and measuring 75 inches tall, the sculpture will be installed in summer 2023. Further details will be announced soon.