2013 - On Shoulders
2013 - On Shoulders

2013 - On Shoulders

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HERO:   David Nicholson

BRANCH:  U.S. Navy

ARTIST:  Nancy Yerkes

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MEANING BEHIND THE DESIGN: 

Despite nearly losing his life from an enemy attack in 2011, retired U.S. Navy Veteran David Nicholson saved hundreds of lives in a moment of crisis. In hindsight, those hundreds quickly multiply into an exponential number of lives “rescued” from those initial lives saved. It was this exponential component, “You can’t count the others that will live because of the people that we saved,” that inspired Nicholson’s design. By saving one life, you save an entire line of lives. All of those people are defined by the spaces between them and are connected in an organic structure, living “on the shoulders of the shoulders of others.” A bi-lateral amputee as a result of that attack, Nicholson initially just wanted to walk again. But now, he wants to do a whole lot more than just walk.