Sgt. Liberty

Wilber Breseman's avatar Wilber Breseman

Sgt. Liberty was built to be a new monument for the Marcellus, Michigan VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). After ArtPrize is complete, this entry will be donated to the VFW. If any prize money is won, it will all be donated to the Marcellus VFW Museum. Sgt. Liberty is made mostly of steel junk parts. Several Marcellus area farmers donated the different pieces that make up the soldier, which also includes one plow share. There are several military add-on parts that all represent Vietnam era weapons as well. These components include, two hand grenades, an Air Force survival knife, a Marine Core knife, a machete, a 105 shell casing and a 45 pistol. Around the soldier segment, will be five granite blocks. Each of the blocks have been inscribed with about 90 words or phrases used in Vietnam by United States service personnel. This monument was built to remind everyone that liberty is indeed never free.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 9 ft
  • Medium: Steel, Scrap Metal and donated parts
  • Width: 19 ft
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 7 ft