"Mastermind America"

Alexi Torres's avatar Alexi Torres Vote Code: 66793

“Mastermind America” This work from my “Flags” series depicts an American Flag. Incorporated in it are objects and symbols such as animals, foods, logos, and a bit of everything that makes this nation so unique. My intention is to show the truth of how everything in a country is interdependent and has a strong relation with nature and with each other. For the whole to work well, all of the parts have to function in harmony; this requires acceptance, cooperation, sharing and joy. In accordance with these principles, I make every item with the same level of importance and out of the same material. Each is in harmony with the others. Every thread of the basket weaving is essential to make the form of the individual object, and at the same time, to make the greater America. I start and finish each work on a waning moon according to the lunar patterns followed by my ancestors in my native Cuba, and recorded with my signature on the canvas.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Width: 192 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 96 inches