Artist recreates iconic images in celebration of essential workers on coronavirus frontlines

  • Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Published: 05/14/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: One artist is using his talent to create a reimagined version of iconic American images to honor essential workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scott LoBaido is popular for his murals of the American flag across the country. For more than 25 years, he's painted renditions of the flag on police stations, homes, cars, veterans buildings and more in all 50 states. LoBaido has now partnered with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation for "Sunrise: A Tribute to First Responders." At 5 feet by 6 feet, the artwork is influenced by the iconic images of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima during World War II and firefighters raising the flag at ground zero on Sept. 11. In another touch to the image, LoBaido included a flyover of U.S. military aircraft in a nod to the recent America Strong flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds, which was in honor of essential workers on the coronavirus frontlines.


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