Art Prize Flags
Organized by: Bill Tite
Event Name: ArtPrize 2016
EVENT DATE Sep 21, 2016
If at least ten people help me raise a total of $1,000, ArtPrize will donate another $1,000 towards my project.
The US flag is impregnated with meaning, often very personal meaning. We pledge allegiance to it, wrap ourselves in it, politicians from all parties wear it, young and old, gay and straight, rich and poor, healthy and diseased, immigrant and native-born acknowledge the flag's power. One definition of flag is, become tired, weaker, or less dynamic. My explorations aim to counter any movement in this direction.
Diversity! Flags are dynamic and imbed multiple meanings in viewers. Perhaps visitors to the Art Prize venue space will embed their own meanings in these alternate US flags. Especially during this energized social/political year, people will appreciate this thought-provoking exploration of American iconography. There is history in the US flag. This series will explore it’s contemporary nature as well as it’s future.
Flags in-progress include: black, rainbow, pink, orange, psychedelic, green, plaid, blood red, switched colors, yellow, and camouflage.