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Lewiston, Maine: Big Hammer and Nails

According to artist Josiah Glover, the hammer and nails -- which stand in a vacant lot -- are symbols of rebuilding. Visitors can sit on the nail heads and admire the neighborhood, or the hammer.

81 Howe St., Lewiston, ME
East edge of downtown, on the southwest corner of Pine and Howe Sts.
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Giant Hammer and Nails

The giant hammer and nails are an art project, and part of a larger effort to beautify neighborhood gateways and city-owned vacant lots in downtown Lewiston. This specific piece of art is by Josiah Glover and is called "Nailed It." The nails surrounding the hammer are actually benches and able to be sat on.

[Bianca Giron, 12/24/2022]

According to Glover, the hammer and nails are symbols of rebuilding. The hammer's handle is a tree trunk.

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