Artist Statement: The Spirit of Survival is a nationwide sculpture program seeks to provide honor and dignity to today’s Veteran who was physically and or mentally wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. In yet another instance of bravery and vulnerability, the intent is to have Wounded Warriors pose as a sculpture. The first phase features digitally-scanned and rendered portraits of U.S. combat Veterans who have post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury. The second phase will feature Veterans who are burn survivors and the third phase will focus on amputees. This program is inclusive to Veterans of all services, ranks, genders, ages, and heritages.

PeterJ Buotte Combat-Veteran-who-has-Post-Traumatic-Stress-1 | 13 w x 18 l x 15 h | Digtial Sculpture
PeterJ Buotte Combat-Veteran-who-has-Post-Traumatic-Stress-2 | 13 w x 18 l x 15 h | Digital Sculpture (detail)
PeterJ Buotte Combat-Veteran-who-has-Post-Traumatic-Stress-3 | 36 x 36 | Digital Print