A hardware store in Nashville, Indiana, now boasts a 10,000-square-foot mural on the roof that can be seen from all over the city.
The artist, Adam Long, took two weeks to complete the massive American flag on the roof of Bear Hardware in the tiny, southern Indiana town. The owners of the hardware store commissioned Long to paint the mural, but it was his idea to make it the size it is now. Long told Fox News, via Breitbart: “I got to the top of the roof, and I thought, ‘You know, what if we took this opportunity to do something bigger? What if he did something that went national?”
A flag isn’t the only thing Long painted. He also included a swooping bald eagle and a bear in the corner. What mural in small-town middle America is complete without a swooping eagle and a bear? In this case, the bear isn’t because of the location but rather an homage to the owner’s brother Barry, nicknamed Bear, who lost his life in 1991 during a home burglary.
Long continued: “I just wanted to do something that would be seen and would give a lot of pride in Nashville, Indiana. It was a daunting task, a little bigger than I thought it would be, but we knocked it out.”
Long’s mural appears to be blowing in the wind and has attracted national attention for its impressive size and scope. He continued to Fox News via Breitbart: “People recognize the amount of work here, which is always gratifying,” he told Fox News. “But definitely hearing things from across the country now in appreciation.”
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The ability to translate something normal size into something as huge as a 10,000-foot mural is unique. Even more impressive is Long told Fox News he started painting the same year he created the mural. The 43-year-old Long has painted more than 84 pieces across Indiana.
Nashville, Indiana, is a small town located in Brown County, Indiana. It is renowned for its music, crafts, and theater. The historic Brown County Art Colony was formed there in 1907, so it’s little surprise that someone as talented as Long resides in the area.
The city is adjacent to the rolling hills and lush meadows of Brown County State Park, which is a hunter and fisherman’s paradise.
Between the antiquing, the food, the music, and the small-town America vibe that Nashville, Indiana, provides, people are now coming to see the massive tribute to America and Bear Hardware.
With so many places in the country basically too dangerous or too run-down to visit, Nashville, Indiana, is a throwback to a safer, more patriotic America. Even more so now, thanks to Adam Long and Bear Hardware.
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