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See the Monument "Mercy" Symbolizing "Peace at a Time of War"
His Hopes, Vision, and Dreams...
I'm writing this story about Bill Logan, my husband, a great artist. Whom has yet to be discovered for his talent. In the year of 1991, he started a statue to symbolize peace, mercy and brotherhood throughout the world. Being a former 82nd Airborne Soldier his inspiration for the statue came from the Desert Shield/Storm War after watching Cable News Network (CNN). What did he see?
The Statue "Mercy"
Compassion During a Time of War
There was a shabbily dressed Iraqi elite guard of war in the desert being captured by an American soldier. As the Iraqi guard approached the soldier from a distance, he walked with his hands raised and once in front of the Soldier, he dropped to his knees begging not to be killed. The American soldier held out his hand to help up the Iraqi guard, letting him know he was in no danger. My husband captured the moment in time and he was inspired to design and sculpture the statute.
Hard Work and Materials
He had a vision of how he wanted the statue to look in his head. It took over a month to create the preliminary drawings. The statue was made using a mixture of clay and propane-based wax called plasticina. This was perfect, since plasticina will not harden and remained malleable for months. While working a full-time job, he would come home and work for many hours, sometimes throughout the entire night. Finally, after more than 700 hours the clay miniaturette was created. The miniaturette was then incased in a silicone molding which was cut away in filled with wax. The wax mold was then covered with a ceramic shell that was heated to loosen the wax. The ceramic shell was then filled with molten bronze and the statue "Mercy" was born.
Iraqi Elite Guard
Want to Order a Miniaturette Statue
Miniaturette statues are available for purchase and a percentage of the proceeds will be used to fund the dream of constructing the monument. Send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted personally.