259 x 173cm
Deconstructed flags of the world, pencil crayon and ink.
This large scale artwork was made by meticulously hand drawing and deconstructing each flag of the world.
By doing so creating alliances and fractures away from continental, geographical or economic ideologies.
These patriotic symbols representing nationalistic tendencies merge together
as we focus instead on the glory of color and metaphor within the deep rooted imagery.
We have over centuries of wars and colonial terror, trade embargoes and sanctions,
hostile takeovers and covert coups, created a world that feels separation.
Borders, passports and visas are an unquestionable reality.
This isolation however is a facade, for beneath the structured reality that we subscribe to are natural disasters, integral trade dependencies, the internet, group consciousness, viruses, earthquakes, planetary forces, the earth’s frequency, our reliance on the natural balance of ecosystems, our susceptibility to solar flares.
The Covid-19 crisis is an example of this solidarity that we are a species cannot escape from.
We are bound together, to each other, and to the planet.
This is a dire lesson we must learn. To see the world as a whole. Entangled.