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© 2019 by Salem Barker.  All Rights Reserved.

In Honor of a Veteran

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After thirty two years of military service in the U.S. Army, the family of a retiring helicopter mechanic (who also served several tours during wartime: 101st Division -Screaming Eagles, 10th Mountain Division) commissioned this sculpture. The blades, adorned with words of ideal concepts of valor, are shaped like those of an Apache helicopter, as well as the "cyclic stick" beneath the plaque. Geared forms emanate from the bottom of the cyclic, showing powered movement from the command of hands, and the hint of a heart-like shape can be seen in its outlining form, representing the longing of his family that he return home safely after his many missions.

 

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