Michael Maiden - bronze  sculptures

Naval Homecoming

Monument Park – Virginaia Beach, Virginia

 

Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

 

Honor the families who stay strong and vigilant while
their loved ones are deployed

 
 

Installed in December 2007, Homecoming was the final group of sculpture created for Monument Park, in Virginia. Commissioned by the HRANA (Hampton Roads Association of Naval Aviation) and led by RADM Fred Metz, the Homecoming sculptures were created in the studio of Michael Maiden, located at the foot of Mount Hood in the small town of Sandy, Oregon.

The Heroic scale bronze sculptures tell the story of a Navy Pilot returning home from deployment, greeted by his wife, daughter and young son. The four sculptures took about a year to create, from conception to installation.

Naval Homecomings are special events with the air thick with anticipation and excitement. Children get reunited with their Father or Mother who have been away for months. Wives and husbands finally get to hug their loved ones again and parents nervously await their children's return. In short, they're a very special event that provides some much needed joy to those involved.

 
 

Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Mike working with clay models - Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Michael working with clay - Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Mike is poses in from of own art

Kids details - Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Children Details - Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

 

Girl details - Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Male details - Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Male Head - Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

Naval Homecoming Monument Bronze Sculpture by Michael Maiden

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