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Size: 5 W x 11 H x 3 in
Sculpture: Metal, Paint, Paper, Wood on Other, Paper, Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Steel, Wood.
This piece represents a flag that is permanently flown at half mast. It is fixed in this position via it's unique construction. This is the maquette (scale model) that represents a full-size piece I'd like to create as a silent commentary on the overall state of melancholy that seems to permeate the world today. I first envisioned this piece after regularly driving past a motorcycle dealership featuring an oversized American flag on display, and noticing that more often than not in recent months, it was being flown at half mast. With gun deaths, terrorism, rampant violent crime in cities like Chicago, and continued loss of servicemen and women in various global conflicts, the traditional Half Mast Flag has taken on a life of its own. In this new world we must consider do we simply adapt outer lives to suit the myriad changes or attempt to find answers to these most difficult of problems facing is all?