Colors of Courage

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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"COLORS OF COURAGE" 82"h x 101"w (actual height on left side is 53"). The flag is an in process piece, uniquely created for Artprize and will be completed in early September. The flag is made of 1000's of tiny slivers of hand made, hand cut, colored glass...placed side by side. It takes months to create a glass painting. This one is especially large and complex because the objective is to capture the beauty AND realistic moment of our waving flag, while using a rigid and unforgiving medium of glass. I wanted to offer to ALL, an Iconic image that would resonate with ALL, be inclusive to ALL...for ALL the good that our flag represents. The American flag is THE most highly recognized symbol in the world. I wanted my artistic style and technique to pay homage to the meaning and inspiration it represents to me and hopefully to others.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 feet
  • Medium: Handmade, handcut, colored glass strips
  • Width: 101 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 82 feet

Venue & Connection Information

The glass flag is heavy and will be crated, delivered and installed by the artist. The flag is in 2 sections that will be joined together for display. A large wall is best...with plenty of negative space around it to help the viewer fully appreciate the detail, material and extraordinary play of light on the surface. Natural and artificial lighting would really highlight the reflective quality of the glass and the undulating nature of the technique. This is an indoor installation.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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