Description this black, gray and red print is a tribute to the fearless spartans from ancient greece. The Spartan armies, though usually quite small, were well-disciplined and all but irresistible in combat. Each citizen soldier was inspired by the resolve to win or die. The Spartan mother, when she gave her son his shield, would say: Bring back this shield yourself or be brought back upon it, referring to the manner in which the dead were carried on their shields from the battlefield. Among Sparta's most heroic achievements was the stand taken by its fighting men at the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, during the Persian Wars
Earl Ferguson, beckley Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement hi, my name is earl ferguson, and i live in beckley, west virginia. i've been a professional graphic artist since i graduated from the art institute of pittsburgh in 1985. i worked for revolutionary comics (publisher of rock-n-roll comics) as a cover artist for years. i've done etchings on monuments, mostly specializing in full color portraits. i'm the official artist for the coal classic for which i do portraits for all the guest speakers which has included ( larry bird, dr. j, john elway, terry bradshaw, among many others)
i work full time as a graphic artist for a large screenprinting company while free lancing for other companies and publishers, such as doing clipart for digital solutions in tempe, az.
alot of my recent work reflects my love for ancient history, mostly rome and greece. most of my clipart is done in my comicbook style. i enjoy almost anything creative which has lead me to try many challenges such as designing basketball courts, statues, balloons, logos, portraits, billboards and banners, alittle of everything really.
i hope everyone will enjoy my prints and thank you for stopping by my gallery.