August 4, 2009

Work in Progress

WO1 Michael Fay USMC Combat Artist writes at his blog, Fire and Ice:

Here's images of a sculpture I'm currently focused on. It stands about 23 inches high and shows a Marine rifleman with his helmet off. The piece will hopefully be more than that once completed with the addition of a rifle, an AT4 strung across his back and a shot up concrete pillar. This piece is loosely based on a series of photos I took of a LCpl Turchich leaning against a pillar catching his breath between assualts in Husaybah, Iraq during Operation Steel Curtain. If you live in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Williamsburg region of Virginia please check out a show at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center featuring combat art (including myself and Sergeant Kris Battles) from the Civil War to the present called In the Line of Duty.

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