Athough known primarily for his use of short, direct words, Indiana also incorporated longer words into his paintings. In a 1965 interview with the collector Dr. Arthur C. Carr, Indiana discussed the paintings Made in USA and Polygon: Triangle (1962), noting that “‘Tintinabulation’ is not what I would call a serious painting. It’s a diversion and ‘Andabatarianism’ is another . . . with those two paintings I’m just fascinated with the length of the word.” 
An "andabata" was a Roman gladiator who fought blindfolded and the word came to characterize someone struggling blindly. The word "andabatariansism" appears to be a neologism of Indiana's creation. Combined with the phrase “Made in USA,” the painting points to the contradictions at the heart of the American Dream. 
 Arthur C. Carr, “The Reminiscences of Robert Indiana,” New York, November 1965, Arthur C. Carr papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library, p. 76.
 Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000), pp. 142–43.