2014 - Sketch For Hope
2014 - Sketch For Hope

2014 - Sketch For Hope

$25.00

HERO:  Henry Batrum

BRANCH:  U.S. Marines

ARTIST:  Joy'l Ver Heul

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MEANING BEHIND THE DESIGN: 

Wounded U.S. Marine Henry Bartrum began sketching as a kid and hasn't stopped since since. His design is a summary of his countless sketches during his three deployments, each element telling a key part of his journey. For instance, the stairs stand for his different deployments and their duration, the spiral symbolizes the inner turmoil he suffers due to severe PTSD, the falling tower represents the RPG that he was hit by while on watch, and the football represents the group of fellow servicemen who were killed by an unsuspecting attack while scrimmaging on base. Yet above all of those negative experiences, the balloon represents his hope for a brighter future.