Wounded Warrior Dog No. 7, Under the Flag
Wounded Warrior Dog VII
Under the Flag, 2016
Acrylic paint on carved poplar wood.
The content of this sculpture is the unseen dog, which visitors believe to be in the box under the flag. It was inspired by a video image of a handler’s flag-draped casket being unloaded from an aircraft, followed by a plain box containing the remains of his military working dog. Soldier and best friend had died together. This seventh sculpture in the installation represents the veteran who did not survive.