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Truly Nolen Sculpture by Linda Ahearn

Seated bronze of smiling elderly man in shirt and vest on bench. Truly Nolen bronze by Linda Ahearn of Toscana Studio and Gallery
Linda Ahearn was commissioned to create a bronze statue of Truly Nolen company founder Truly David Nolen. He is depicted as sitting on a bench with a special mouse feature to symbolize his beloved “mouse car.” Local Tucson artists Lynn Rae Lowe worked on the bench,  and Mark Rossi created the mouse. Nolen’s wife, Vickie, commissioned the creation of the statue and donated it to the Leadership Center.  Linda Ahearn sculpted Mr. Nolen down to the feet, as you can see in the next image.  Look at the details captured in the close-up of his face in the picture of Mr. Nolen seated in the chair.

The text on the bench reads:

“TRULY DAVID NOLEN (1928-2017)

“LEADER, ENTREPRENEUR, AVIATOR, SAILOR, DIVER, POLIO SURVIVOR.

A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND RESILIENCE WITH A WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR

WHO LIVED HIS LIFE BY “THE GOLDEN RULE”.

MAY THE MEMORIES OF TRULY CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US ALL.”

Three lady artists standing behind bronze sculpture of man seated on bench. Truly Nolen bronze sculpture by Linda Ahearn

Bronze sculpture of seated elderly man in long sleeves and vest. Bronze sculpture of Truly Nolen by Linda Ahearn, closeup

Bronze sculpture of seated smiling elderly man on bench with animal mouse to his right. Bronze by Linda Ahearn of Toscana Studio and Gallery

 

The below video of the unveiling is from Facebook.  Linda Ahearn’s speech begins at 5:55.