Flag Series

17 Oct

I really enjoyed New York artist Sara Rahbar’s Flag Series – a powerful, beautifully-titled collection of re-imagined U.S. flags made from textile and mixed media:

Rahbar’s artist statement:

We left our woes behind, with only echoes of our previous lives remaining. Seeking continuation, time and refuge, human beings attempting to survive our selves, our lives, and our present locations.

Metamorphosing and transforming for the means of surviving it all, our foundations lay, but our houses have burned to the ground. Building castles in the sky, for a species that cannot fly, brick by limb we tear it down. Thinking that we are moving forwards, yet moving backwards all along.

Gajar woman and golden toys, we wait for dawn.

Between us and the breeze, Flag #30

Remembering and forgetting you, over and over again, Flag #23

Trapped in a dark night with nowhere to run, I have died a million times every night in this bed, Flag #46

 

Whatever we had to lose we lost, and in a moonless sky we marched, Flag #41

With these eyes, Flag #15

More from the flag series, here.

 

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