An American Journey

Russell Parker's avatar Russell Parker

I invite you to view my entry and vote for "An American Journey, 1000 cuts after Johns," at the Wolverine Company Store. Just half a century ago, America was the most powerful nation with a prosperous middle class. “Made in the USA” was the rule, not the exception. As a country today, we are faced with many challenges. I believe “Art ” has the power to create dialogue to address the challenges we face as a nation. That was my motivation to paint this flag. As I worked on the painting, images of unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, vast income disparity, foreclosures, war, raced through my mind ... the fading of the American Dream. It is my hope, that as you view the flag, you will take a moment to reflect on America’s future. It is not too late. I hope that the flag will help inspire you to engage and apply your unique talents to the challenges that we face as a nation. It has been proven time and time again throughout our history, that we as individuals can make a difference.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3inches
  • Medium: Encaustic/Oil/Collage
  • Width: 61 1/2 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 43 inches