I painted this in honor of my Daddy, who passed away 30 years ago this August. It is based on the statue of a sailor at the National Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. I took a photo of it last November when I was in Washington. Oddly enough, I recently discovered that there is a copy of the statue at the new Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, on the former Charleston Naval Shipyard. I also used photos of Daddy so this would look more like him.