Quotes in Freedom Flag

Quotes in Freedom Flag

American Flag contemporary art
Creating the illusion of folds in a flag using only magazines pages was a challenge for me in my collage, “Freedom Flag”.  This is one of those pieces I needed to keep walking across the room to see if it was doing what I needed it to do.  Placing a dark grey paper in a white strip looked off close up, but from a distance it looks like a shadow.  I just had to have faith that it would all make sense.

Close up of American Flag art

I wanted to add meaning and to reflect our nation's history.  So to keep with the theme, I illustrated the idea of “shore to shore” by adding shots of the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate bridge.  I even included a shot of Yellowstone Falls that I took on my last vacation. I then added quotes from Presidents and other influential leaders throughout U.S. history, focusing on the idea of the freedoms that our county was built upon.  You’ll find quotes from:
  • George Washington
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Emma Lazarus
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • John F. Kennedy

Presidential quotes in art

I also add bits and pieces from political articles and parts of the U.S. Constitution.  I wouldn't think that this topic would be controversial, but in our current political climate, folks may read into this depending on their point of view.  I attempted to tap into both sides. So, am I trying to say something?  Perhaps I am.

Read about another Flag Collage, My First Ladies Flag.

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