Flag

Bill Tite's avatar Bill Tite

The US flag is impregnated with meaning, often very personal meaning. We pledge allegiance to it, we wrap ourselves in it, young and old, gay and straight, rich and poor, healthy and diseased, immigrant and native-born acknowledge the flag’s power. One definition of flag is, “become tired, weaker, or less dynamic.” I aim to counter this. Diversity! Flags are dynamic and imbed multiple meanings in viewers. Perhaps visitors to the ArtPrize venue space will embed their own meanings in these alternate US flags. Especially potent during an energized social/political year, this is an exploration of American iconography. There is history in the US flag. This series explores it’s contemporary nature as well as it’s future.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: Various
  • Medium: Sewn fabric flags
  • Width: 5 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 3 feet