Marble used for Patriot Plaza art will help depict the military experience for generations

Marble used for Patriot Plaza art will help depict the military experience for generations

Posted on July 23, 2013 by The Patterson Foundation

The commissioned art at Patriot Plaza is about honoring veterans and their families by telling the stories of the personal military experience. For generations to come, the ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery will be a place of peace and reflection, depicting the realities and sacrifices of service men and women and their families down to the quotes etched in marble plinths and the photojournalism that will be forever encased in the marble tablets.

How exactly is the art coming together?

Lead artist Larry Kirkland oversees the vision for the commissioned art, which will include perspectives from three additional artists chosen to create work for Patriot Plaza. During a recent trip to Elberton, Georgia, Kirkland shared some images of the marble fabrication process.

Marble blocks, which will be selected and used in the fabrication process.

Bench supports and bench tops to be used in the Service, Support, Sacrifice area of Patriot Plaza.

Model depicting Service, Support, Sacrifice section of Patriot Plaza.

Model depicting an example of a marble piece that will be featured in the Witness to Mission section.


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