Artist Joe Everson dazzled University of Missouri men’s basketball fans this month with this incredible live painting during his rendition of the national anthem, reports Fox 4 Kansas City.
Before the Mizzou Tigers took on the Kentucky Wildcats on Feb. 5, Everson took to the center of the court and sang our anthem while painting a giant canvas in front of him. The painting was unclear at first (we thought it kind of resembled a tiger or even a wildcat initially), but right around the 1:20 mark of the video, the image becomes clear.
At that point in the song, Everson flipped the canvas to reveal he had been painting the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima. The crowd went wild as he added the finishing touch, Old Glory, to the painting.
Everson has previously done similar live-action paintings of Iwo Jima at various NHL and NFL games.
On Feb. 3, he showed off one of his paintings at a Michigan tennis event at the Dow Tennis Classic.
“I had the privilege of performing in my hometown: Midland, MI. It was my first Tennis event, and I had a blast! #dowtennisclassic #wta #dowtenniscl #midland #AnthemArtist #tridge,” he wrote on Instagram.