Adam Nash is finishing a wooden wall sculpture designed to emotionally support Baton Rouge police and “let them know the whole world isn’t against them.”
Nash, the poker room night shift manager at the Beau Rivage Casino & Resort in Biloxi, was moved by the image of Louisiana with a black-and-white American flag across it and a blue stripe.
He is reproducing the image with boards for a wall sculpture that will be 4 feet by 3 feet.
He felt moved to deliver the project to the Baton Rouge Police Department in a show of support and decided to offer the Mississippi Coast a chance to participate, too.
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Nash said he will deliver anything anyone wants to send to Baton Rouge as long as it’s a positive message. Items can include cards, inspirational notes, objects of encouragement, flowers, food and gift cards.
The best way to contact him is through Facebook, and he will meet the donor to collect the items. He plans to make the run to Baton Rouge on Aug. 1.
“I want to bring them something, no matter how small it is, to let them know people appreciate what they do and the sacrifices they make,’ he told the Sun Herald. “I don't care. Whatever they want to bring, I'll take to the Baton Rouge Police Department. I'm sure someone has ideas I've never thought of.”
Starting a new business
His business, ACE Designs, is about making wall images from boards, and it’s beginning to take off.
He works out of his garage. ACE stands for Abigail’s College Education.
His daughter, Abigail, is 3 and one of his prize pieces is her favorite cartoon character, the cheetah Fuli from “The Lion Guard,” with a pink prosthesis for one of its legs. It’s not for sale.
Abigail was born with no bones in a large portion of her right leg and has a pink prosthesis of her own.
They spend a lot of time on the road to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. So he knows what it’s like to need support and encouragement. He has been able to give it in other projects through his business. He has done board art to raffle for a Coast child needing open heart surgery and one with cancer.
His best-sellers are college logos and the American flag.
He has been surprised how well-received his work has been.
Contact Nash through his Facebook account