Inspired by the events of 9/11 Heather McMahan creates to raise awareness and honor all servicemen and women.
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Close-Up Talk Radio Spotlights Sculptor Heather McMahan
Bee Cave, TX - The tragic events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. The shock and horror of that day will live on forever in the minds of every American citizen. For the past decade, we have lived in a world of constant conflict where young men and women serve their country proudly in order to protect the freedoms we cherish dearly. Sculptor, Heather McMahan is truly an inspired American who feels these servicemen and women deserve to be honored every step of the way.
“As a New York resident, we were living in a constant state of fear. Everyone was grieving. No one knew what to expect next. It was an overwhelming feeling. We’re in the Land of the Free and our Soldiers are the Brave. I wanted to give back and honor them as best as I could.” says McMahan.
With no formal training, inspired by all she saw in post 9/11 America, Heather began sculpting with clay and created magnificent recreations of desert issue gear in such a way to “make the appearance of gear of a soldier whose duty of service was complete and he/she was eager to return home.“
Heather’s work has received recognition from soldiers, government, service families, and many that have endured hardships over the last decade. “This was my way of saying thank you and welcome home!” exclaims McMahan.
She started the not-for-profit organization Art for Soldiers. Some of her deeply inspired work can be seen there at www.artforsoldiers.org. The purpose of this organization is to collect art and letters from school aged children and distribute them directly to the front lines.
As her work started to gain notoriety from publications of many levels, government agencies, and most importantly soldiers who truly felt appreciated by her art, Heather acquired tremendous joy from being able to help everyone get through this troubling time.
In the past 10 years since Heather began displaying her appreciation for our servicemen and women through her craft, she has received hundreds of emails and letters from those very men and women that she’s honored.
Heather is the recipient of several awards and honors with a work featured in the Pentagon, an official White House Award, and a letter of appreciation from former President Bush. However, her most inspired and truly cherished achievements are reading the letters she’s received over the years from the soldiers who truly felt her appreciation for everything they do for this country.
Heather is currently working on several new projects to stress the importance of soldiers from other eras. This Veteran’s Day the store “Young and Fabulous” in The Galleria Mall in Bee Cave, Texas will feature Heather’s work in order to raise funds for “Welcome Home” directly for Vietnam veterans. 15% of all proceeds will go to Vietnam veterans.
Heather McMahan will be featured in a two-part interview on Close-Up Talk Radio with host Doug Llewelyn at www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio on October 25 and November 1. Both shows will air at 5pm EST on their respective dates. Listeners can dial in at 347-996-3389.
For more information about Heather McMahan and her inspirational work visit http://www.welcomehomsculptures.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Heather directly at 512-577-7849.