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The Sculpture That Won the War by Quent Cordair

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From a letter to Sam Axton, from Quent Cordair, Sept 27, 2001

Once upon a time, in the early weeks and months of a war in defense of a country, there lived a sculptor who had only the face to finish of a most magnificent sculpture. The country was in greater need than ever of Art's fuel and inspiration, to survive, defend, conquer, reconfirm, rebuild, and thrive once again as America. The sculptor, with renewed vigor and determination, threw his efforts into what he did best: sculpt. Days, nights, coffee, curses, dejection, perseverance, satisfaction....Within a few weeks of the enemy's first strike, the sculptor had sent his clay to the foundry, and shortly thereafter was able to deliver the masterpiece to his gallery's client who had commissioned it. Read more...

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From a letter to Sam Axton, from Quent Cordair, Sept 27, 2001

Once upon a time, in the early weeks and months of a war in defense of a country, there lived a sculptor who had only the face to finish of a most magnificent sculpture. The country was in greater need than ever of Art's fuel and inspiration, to survive, defend, conquer, reconfirm, rebuild, and thrive once again as America. The sculptor, with renewed vigor and determination, threw his efforts into what he did best: sculpt. Days, nights, coffee, curses, dejection, perseverance, satisfaction....Within a few weeks of the enemy's first strike, the sculptor had sent his clay to the foundry, and shortly thereafter was able to deliver the masterpiece to his gallery's client who had commissioned it. Read more...

Reading that sent a shiver down my spine. Thanks so much for posting!

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