James Mellick’s “Wounded Warrior Dogs” captured the hearts of ArtPrize voters – and a $200,000 grand prize. The work, on display at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, is a series of six wood-carved dogs, all wounded or rehabilitated and representing wartime service. They circle a small coffin draped in an American flag.
“The dogs are intended to be symbolic of the sacrifice and exhibit the same wounds as their human companions in battle,” reads the artist’s statement. “The seventh dog, under the flag, made the ultimate sacrifice.”
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