May 25, 2009
Artist Benjamin Victor designed the statue to appear as if the soldier were walking out on the airfield. All the clothing and gear are authentic. They were modeled from a local World War II vet’s actual gear. The art work was sculpted in clay at the Warhawk Air Museum last November and dedicated Monday. Read full story.
January 26, 2009
Recently veterans gathered for viewing of the World War II statue at Ben Victor’s studio at Northern State University. The nearly 8-foot-statue of an Army Air Corps pilot will eventually be displayed at the airport in Boise, Idaho.
December 13, 2008
Benjamin Victor could have stayed in South Dakota and sculpted the new statue for Boise’s airport in the comfort of his own studio. Instead, he hauled it across three states to Nampa’s Warhawk Air Museum.
November 30, 2008
Benjamin Victor could have stayed in South Dakota and sculpted the new statue for Boise’s airport in the comfort of his own studio. Instead, he hauled the sculpture across three states to Nampa’s Warhawk Air Museum.
November 12, 2008
Sculptor Benjamin Victor of Aberdeen, S.D., works on a commissioned sculpture Tuesday afternoon at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa. The sculpture of a World War II Army Air Corps aviator will be cast in bronze and displayed at the Boise Airport.
January 10, 2008
Some museums are too big. The Boise Art Museum doesn’t suffer that fate. Of, if you live in a place like Portland, it’s great to have the expanded Portland Art Museum because you can visit it over and over. But when you’re driving through a place like Boise, it’s nice to be able to see most of the exhibits in the Boise Art Museum in an afternoon.