Hand dyed indigo cotton, wax, embroidery. 5x8 feet. 2017.

A thematic extension of Betsy Ross got the Blues through the use of indigo, the piece more specifically investigates the purpose of a nation state and the implications for its constituents.  The text is an excerpt from the following poem, part of the collection Composition:

The flag was flown at the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY June 29th - July 13th as part of Philip von Zweck's Temporary Allegiance.  The project provides a platform to reconsider the flag as a symbol of belonging, loyalty, and identity.  Temporary Allegiance is an ongoing open-call, details can be found here at the Knockdown Center's website.

Special thanks to Fu Fang & the Knockdown Center for documenting the work in my stead!