‘American Gothic’ Public Art Sculpture to Tower Over Other Exhibits at State Fair

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- A 25-foot-tall sculpture inspired by Grant Wood’s iconic painting “American Gothic will stand guard in Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park during the Great Indiana State Fair, Aug. 6 – 22. “God Bless America,” which has traveled to Chicago, Florida, Arizona and New York, will feature the well-known farmer with his pitchfork and daughter by his side. The sculpture, installed July 26 with the help of giant cranes, is a reminder of the nation’s agricultural roots. “This piece of public art is a great opportunity for our visitors to capture a unique moment at the fair,” Cindy Hoye, the State Fair’s executive director, said. “We’re also hopeful that it will inspire conversation about the evolution of contemporary production agriculture.” Artist J. Seward Johnson said his work is also