Esprit de Corp

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The Esprit de Corp iHorn is a first of its kind wall hanging sculpture iHorn made from a series of vintage copper Bugles.  Esprit de Corp means “a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a particular group.”  The bugle is synonymous with the infantry. Even in the heat of the battle, on a cold night these brave men responded to the call of the horn, summoning the right.  A bugle call is a short tune, originating as a military signal announcing scheduled and certain non-scheduled events on a military installation, battlefield, or ship. Historically, bugles, drums, and other loud musical instruments were used for clear communication in the noise and confusion of a battlefield. Bugle calls typically indicated the change in daily routines of camp. Every duty around camp had its own bugle call, and since cavalry had horses to look after, they heard twice as many signals as regular infantry. "Boots and Saddles" was the most imperative of these signals and could be sounded without warning at any time of day or night, signaling the men to equip themselves and their mounts immediately. Bugle calls also relayed commanders' orders on the battlefield, signaling the troops to Go Forward, To the Left, To the Right, About, Rally on the Chief, Trot, Gallop, Rise up, Lay down, Commence Firing, Cease Firing, Disperse, and other specific actions. 

The Esprit de Corp is a symbol of freedom and America’s role as a protector of the underdog and of innovative change.   It shines on our responsibility to insure human rights throughout the world, like a pillar of light which protects against man’s inhumanity to man.