Jul 28
Carl Brashear
28 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: monumental
Carl Brashear is America's first African American Navy Master Diver, the highest dive qualification that you can receive in the U.S. Navy.  After loosing his leg in an underwater mission to find and recapture a lost nuclear warhead of the coast of Spain,  the Navy sent his medical discharge papers.  He refused to sign them and learned to use a prothetic leg during diving exercises and trained for the Master Diver certificate. After nearly two years of training, he succeeded.  Carl Brashear was the first amputee U.S. Navy Master Diver in history.  A film called "Men of Honor" was based…
Jul 3
Sylvia Earle
3 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: monumental
The fourth sculpture to be featured in the Vuam series is that of Sylvia Earle.  Since 1998 she has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. Sylvia Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.  The Vuam series is a collection of sculptures focusing on prominent ocean pioneers.  The sculptures are  currently in California and have been featured on the grounds of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.  Viktor the sculptor lives and works out of the South side of Chicago. If you are interested in…