Tuesday, October 19, 2010

At the Ready

Last week, I posted a full view of this Korean War Veterans Memorial statue. Here's a close-up of the Air Ground Controller's right hand holding his M-1/2Carbine weapon.

In my humble opinion (as I am no great art expert), great sculptors of the human figure are artists who can provide minor details or characteristics that add depth or motion to a figure. Looking closely at the statue's hand, I sense the readiness of this soldier and the strength of his grip on his weapon. It's believable that at a moment's notice, he would be able to aim and fire his weapon at the approaching enemy. Even the muscles on the top of his hand appear taut to give us a sense of the tension he must be feeling during his march.

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