Wounded Warrior Dogs

James Mellick's avatar James Mellick
    2016 Winner

The Wounded Warrior Dogs Project is a traveling exhibition of wooden dog sculptures created by master Ohio craftsman James Mellick. The dogs are intended to be symbolic of the sacrifice and exhibit the same wounds as their human companions in battle. The installation of wounded and rehabilitated dogs intends to raise awareness and focus the attention on the sacrifice and needs of wounded veterans. To this end, these sculptures are not for sale but their display is for the purpose of raising money at various exhibition venues and donations will be made to local veterans organizations that serve wounded warriors. Six dogs representing service in various wars make up this project. The seventh dog, under the flag, made the ultimate sacrifice. This display is highly evocative in content and craftsmanship. The first three dogs won the People's Choice award at the Ohio State Fair and all seven were recently at the Canton Museum of Art. Commissions inspired by this display are welcomed. See on Facebook

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 ft.
  • Medium: wood
  • Width: 16-20 ft.
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 4 ft.