Thanks for the link, UV. I can see now what everyone is talking about. Ugh. It's not inspiring at all IMO ...
Not just odd but creepy, though the intentions were good."The Sphinx" by Martin Milmore always struck me as odd. In Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. He was responsible for many more traditional and finely sculpted soldiers' monuments. It seems it was more the vision of man who commissioned it than the sculptor's. Not sure it works.
I love this monument. I think it's stunning. Though I get what you are saying about disproportionate elements. Sometimes these things can make an image even more captivating.
According to Stone Sentinels:
The State of Mississippi is my other most favourite monumentAccording to Stone Sentinels:
The monument is entitled “Spirit Triumphant,” and was created by Donald DeLue, who was also the sculptor of the State of Mississippi monument. It represents a wounded gunner of New Orleans Washington Artillery clutching to his heart a Confederate battle flag while above him the Spirit of the Confederacy sounds a trumpet and raises a flaming cannonball.
His beard seems kinda disproprtionate and his leg looks very skinny as well compared to the rest of him. Definitely an odd one.
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