Investigations of language and meaning > Semaphore Investigations

A flag is used as a symbol, a signaling device. In this piece nine distinct flags are presented as a single standard calling into question to which state or country does one call home or retain a sense of patriotism or nationalism.
cotton muslin fabric, cyanotype and dowel
This installation is my take on the military campaign ribbon or streamer, which is usually inscribed with the name and date denoting participation in a particular battle, military campaign, or theater of war. The appropriation of the form along with ideas
size variable. Gros grain ribbons, gold cording, stars, music box mechanisms, America the Beautiful songs sheets and hand hewn colonial style nails.
Mestiza Flags
cotton muslin and cyanotype