SEMPERFI- NOTE: See the variety of prints and imprinted merchandisw availble for this patriotic work at http://fineartamerica.com/featured/semper-fideles-iraq-elle-smith-fagan.html BECAUSE: the 9x12 is missing and it's 12x18" replacement is a work in progress - special sales price may be available due to the special circumstances of this one item.
People liked this one. This American Image was made to help children understand the 'Presence of Angels' on the Battlefield. Whatever you honor as the Source of All Life, Angels or Adrenaline or the Human Genome, there is SOMETHING - and it's pretty holy.
May it be that our brave ones know that the spirit is there when most needed. May those who love them, help them to hold that thought, and be comforted themselves.
True story about this image : It moved me happily when an email arrived, from a career-military Mommy with military spouse on Iraq deployment. She said that this image was just the thing she was looking for to soothe the children a bit about their Dad - to show them in a picture, about their prayers and how they might help. I told her to make all the copies she liked, because that was the whole idea, left over from my own war days memories and my motherhood and arts group leader in my children's schools and groups.
I will always be grateful that someone thought to find me to say my art achieved its goal! My painting helped! I am "aged-up" from my old on site rescue days, but I am fine because I can do this. Thank you for the opportunity!