One patriotic artist continues to spread his work across the nation and recently completed a Cedar Falls US Flag Mural.
By now, you have probably heard of or seen one of Scott LoBaido’s works of art. This patriotic artist takes his love of the American flag and this country to the streets to honor veterans and US military service members all over the United States.
LoBaido just finished his most recent piece of work, a Cedar Falls US flag mural he painted on the AmVets Post 49 building. Originally from Staten Island, the artist has now been delighting the country with his masterpieces for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he has painted over 1,000 US flags across the country as part of an initiative he calls, “Flags Across America.”
The Cedar Falls mural is actually on the roof of the AmVets building and spans 72 feet by 33 feet. Scott created his particular painting as a tribute to a local veteran Taylor Morris who was injured in Afghanistan in 2011 and now is a quadruple amputee. LoBaido called his work a special thank you to Morris for his service, and everyone else the community that has served the country.
LoBaido has a particular interest in American flags, which consume most of his work. He said, “I’ve seen the Statue of David and the Sistine Chapel and Mona Lisa and everything like that, but the American flag to me is the greatest, most beautiful, most powerful, meaningful work of art.”
The support for Taylor Morris does not stop there. His community and actor Gary Sinise already helped raise over $200,000 to help get the veteran a new home. Most of the donations came through a special benefit that was held in Cedar Falls. The Veterans United Foundation of Columbia, MO also played an important role in helping Morris get a new house.