12/17/2013

American Patriot's in Art

Adam Brown, “Fearless." Statue created by Greg Marra SOH.
I just purchased three of the Payback statues from Greg Marra, America's Sculpture. I've always loved the work of Auguste Rodin and have admired Rodin's sculptures at the Rodin Museums in Philadelphia and Paris. The statue I just purchased from Mr. Marra rivals anything I've seen by Rodin.
One of the Payback statues I purchased from Mr. Marra will go to my brother-in-law, a humble, incredibly hard working, brilliant owner of an orchard in West Virginia who served 21 years in the Army Reserves with the 10th Mountain Brigade, Delta Force. His final service was in Afghanistan in 2001-2002. If you know someone like that, I can't think of a better Christmas gift to thank them for rising in the dead of the night year after year to keep us safe and free.
I gave another Payback statue to a local law enforcement guy as a Christmas present from my family for his protection. He was visibly moved when I did so and gave me a Bro hug. He said he would put it in his "love" room, which is his mancave. These guys so rarely get thanked for the incredible work they do. For example, he is educating librarians, teachers, fireman, EMTs, and others about what to do if an "active" shooter starts up nearby. This is an additional duty that he does gladly. He had several tours in Iraq and you would think that would be enough, but he keeps giving. He deserves a statue more than any $20 million a movie Hollywood puke or politician.
Here is a link to this visionary and gifted sculpture: American Patriot's in Art.
Here is a statement by the creator of the Adam Brown statue, "Fearless," the sculpture Gred Marra, SOH:
"Earlier this year I made the Chris Kyle statue seen in TIME magazine, and now I am building the Adam Brown memorial in Hot Springs. Your support of my work is vital to the preservation of our heroes and their legacy’s.
Those of you, who have read Adam’s warrior story, know how amazing and persistent his love for God was.  He felt love and no pain. Those of you who have not now have a chance."
Receive an autographed copy of “Fearless”
"With every purchase of and Adam brown desktop model, handcrafted by me Greg Marra aka SOH, I am including a signed copy of “Fearless “ By Eric Blehm and an autographed picture of me with the statue.
Also a portion of the proceeds will go to The Adam Brown Legacy fund and the maintenance of the Adam Brown underwater memorial  “Fearless Rock.”
The purpose of my work is to honor all of us by preserving Heroes stories, Like Adam Brown.  We are One Great  nation under God, admiring the legacy of Gods heroes on Earth through my handcrafted statues." 
 Each purchase of a Hero statue is opening the door to educating our youth, and an inspiration to us all. Click here to purchase:   http://sculptingourheroes.com/store/
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Greg Marra
Sculptor/Founder
Sculpting Our Heroes
http://sculptingourheroes.com/store/
Another project of Greg Marra's is sculpting a statue to Chris Kyle' life and legacy. Here is the explanation from his website:
Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills (out of 255 claimed kills), He was shot and killed on February 2, 2013, in Texas.
In 2008, outside Sadr City, he made his longest successful shot, after he spotted an insurgent with a rocket launcher near a U.S. Army convoy at a range of 2,100 yards (1.9 km). He fired a shot from his Lapua Magnum PGM .338 rifle, killing the insurgent as told in his book American Sniper. During four tours of duty in Iraq, Kyle was shot twice and caught up in six separate IED explosions.
With Your Help
We can have the statue of United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in American military history bronzed and shipped to Texas.
If you chose to mail a donation please make checks payable to:
American Patriots in Art
and mail to:
Gregory Mara Studios
PO Box 20751
Bradenton FL 34204

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