This life-sized work is
for the city of San Diego. It is a lifeguard holding a rescue "can" and a pair
of swim fins. His chin is sticking out and he is looking out into the waves "to
see if that guy is ok." To see the work in progress click the thumbnail
Daughters of the Third
Two small girls, wrapped
in their dead mother's shawl, wrapped in the silence of want, yet touched by
the smallest joys born of the goodness and care of strangers, are the subject
of Richard's work. Currently this sculpture is in the formation stage in clay,
photographed in a fabric shawl. To view this work in progress, click on the
thumbnail at right.
The falcon is diving
through the air with wings bent for sped. To see the work in progress click on
Memorial in Plaquemine, Louisiana.
Richard's sculpture will
include five figures an old WWII vet sitting and remembering; a young
man with his hands behind his back, reflecting, thinking; a Black veterand
reading the words on the wall; and a mother holding her small daughter's hand.
The mother will be looking up at the memorial sign while the little girl is
reaching out for the water surface at the reflecting pool. To see the
progression and installtion of the work, click the image
Fruita, Colorado Welcome Home
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SCULPTURE CLICK THE
From: Field of Dreams, Welcome Home
TELLURIDE ARTIST CAPTURES "WELCOME HOME" IN
By Jennie Aubert
Telluride sculptor Richard Arnold
has more to share with the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial's "Welcome Home"
project than just his talent as a large-scale bronze artist. Arnold is also a
Vietnam vet, who served as a U.S. Army military police investigator in Da Nang
for the first half of his tour, and put together the lifeguard program on China
Beach in Da Nang during the second half. He was 22-years-old when he was sent
to Vietnam in 1965.
"I was there like most young men scared
and when I got home I was not welcomed," says Arnold.
Welcome Home" Project was coined for Vietnam veterans, like Arnold, who never
received a welcome home upon their return. For many young men and women, the
only welcome they received was from their families.
The vision for Arnold's bronze piece is a mother
and father welcoming home their son from duty, yet will symbolically provide a
welcome home to all men and women who have served our country
"Welcome Home" project aims to create an atmosphere that restores the spirit of
those who may not have been given a welcome home.
three-figure bronze will be next to the Huey helicopter at the Memorial in
Fruita, Colorado, and will be completed by the summer of 2006.
Telluride, Colorado Miners'
Colorado's San Miguel County
Commissioner, Art Goodtimes, conceived the idea of a
Telluride Miners' Memorial in fall 2004. Because
Telluride owed her existence to miners, yet had a dark time in her history when
several mine owners, her leading citizens, and their hired gunmen illegally and
brutally drove union miners, their families, and supporters from the town,
Goodtimes believes such a memorial will heal the shadows of 100 years ago. The
life-size bronze, featuring
Vincent St. John, Telluride's own unsung hero, will
restore the miners to their rightful place in this mountain town's history,
acknowledging their many contributions, honoring their sacrifices and
heartaches, commemorating those who died in the great Bullion Tunnel fire and
other local disasters, and celebrating the miners' boisterous camaraderie. The
Telluride Miners' Memorial is being designed and created by Telluride sculptor,
Richard Arnold. The work is being funded through contributions from local and
For more information on this work in progress, click
Aspen, Colorado Francis Whittiker
The beloved long-time
blacksmith of Aspen, Colorado, Francis Whittiker, has left his legacy of
artistry throughout the Roaring Fork region. In his memory, the Aspen township
has commissioned Richard Arnold to create a bronze of this famous blacksmith
for the public park named in his honor.