‘Like liquid gold’: Need for hand sanitizer amid coronavirus outbreak inspires North Carolina mural

Finding hand sanitizer anywhere right now is like finding liquid gold, and that was the inspiration for a mural created by artist Darion Fleming.

"My main goal was to provide a little comedic relief in what's a very serious and trying time. That has been accomplished, and I'm extremely happy for that," Fleming told WSOC-TV.

The mural in NoDa is located off North Davidson Street across from the Hobbyist.

Fleming said the piece took between 80 and 90 hours to create, and he wanted to make people smile during these unusual times.

“I think it was interesting how he painted Purell in gold, everybody trying to get the necessary items ... almost like liquid gold,” said Matthews resident Brent Hopkins.

Fleming said he hopes his art resonates with people and has a positive effect.

As of Sunday morning, the post has more than 43,000 shares.

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