Knight Watch

Knight Watch

KNIGHT WATCH
Dedicated to the marines and seaman murdered in Chattenooga.
During the day (with the frame hung in a window opening with an eastern or western exposure) each of the five pictures within the wings show the insignia of the branch of service the soldier served. Upon nightfall, the picture of each serviceman appears, replacing the insignia.
Within the scape of the whole picture are five teardrops representing each families loss.
The name of the picture is “Knight Watch” by virtue of the dynamics of day and night changes within the glass, from Marines and Navy during the day, and our solders (or Knights) appearing at dusk and the dark fall night.
The wings represent those in the class of Arc Angels, the warrior group, in blue. (My interpretation) and the design are that of the military “wings” but articulated in an attack position.
The military emblems across the bottom represents all the men and women lives lost to wars.
The whispy glass in the background is the separation of the living and spiritual world as well as a backdrop that allows for the maximum amount of light to pass through during the daylight hours.
The colors in the frame under the crackle finish are traditional colors of our military branches.
The two symbols are:
My signature in glass and Liberatchik, the artist group with which I associate.
This piece, be it junk or art was in itself was a small miracle and a dedication and honor to the men, and their families, who lost their lives and loved ones in Chattanooga.
Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan
Marine Corps Sergeant Carson Holmquist
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Skip Wells
Marine Corps Staff Sergeant David Wyatt
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith
The time schedule was extremely prohibitive for glasswork. The subject matter came to me in a dream after very deep prayer.
So, that’s my story, and you guessed it….. I’m sticking to it!

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