Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lance Corporal Van Goghs

A few days ago a fellow Marine warrant officer contacted me about a talented field Marine who's creating art for his battalion over in Iraq. Almost every unit has it's Lance Corporal Van Gogh, the kid who designs tatoos for his buddies, turns high school prom pictures into frameable sketches and creates the unit's Christmas card. I know this because long ago I was that guy. From time to time I hear about these talented Marines and this one, Lance Corporal Max Uriarte, has got what it takes to be a combat artist.
Here's a sample of his work.


Bag Blog said...

Lance Corporal Uriarte definitely has what it takes in talent to be a combat artist.

Ammon said...

I wonder what it would take for a Corps. wide exhibition of art submitted by guys like Uriarte?

His work is great.

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 05/14/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

Jo Castillo said...

Great talent there. Thanks for sharing, maybe we will see him in print one of these days.