Fallen Hero, Cecidit Potens

Entitled Fallen Hero; Cecidit Potens, this is a photograph depicting a one-quarter life-size bronze sculpture of a standing male figure created by sculptor Blake Ward

We identify with this individual as one of those we would wish to be, one of those who stands for his beliefs, for the truth and falls rather than fails.
From a metaphorical perspective the fallen hero represents the truth, but his truth will neither save him nor be universal in its’ value. He defines a tragedy that remains the noblest part of our being, yet what are his reasons to act, to risk and to fall? He is incorruptible, yet like treason, he is only a hero to one side and will be known as the traitor, a terrorist, in the opposing perspective.