Stalag luft iii pow memorial

This was my first large scale sculpture.  Working with John Ruthven, the world renowned wildlife painter, who conceived the eagle's pose, I sculpted this for the Stalag Luft III P.O.W.'s memorial at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  Stalag Luft III is the German prison camp where the events in the film, The Great Escape, took place.  It was a humbling & moving honor to meet some of those men & to do this work for them.

 

Bronze
7.5 foot wing span.