I Pledge Allegiance

Rip Maclay's avatar Rip Maclay

"I Pledge Allegiance" was conceived as a way to honor important heroes, memories and events in our nation's history. The patriotic nature of the theme resonates with relevance as our country gears up to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack which will occur in the weeks preceding ArtPrize 2011. This mixed media design was created to resemble the United States flag. Assembled from 312 separate 4 inch tiles, it consists of photographs, hand-painted and mirrored images covered by an epoxy resin to create a colorful red, white and blue mosaic. The individual tiles are surrounded by a blue frame with white lettering representing the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. The tiles run the gamut from Betsy Ross to shots from the Hubble spacecraft; from President Obama to George Washington; from Iwo Jima to 9/11 “Ground Zero”; from Captain America to saluting soldiers. This work contains images that should appeal to all patriots, regardless of age, background or political persuasion.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Mixed media consisting of photographs, painted tiles and mirrored images with epoxy resin overcoat
  • Width: 9
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 5