MORE THAN WORDS

50" x 98"

Mixed Media

Description:

Constructed of American timbers, blue denim and papier mache' stars, this flag has a story to tell. After some research I found that if you stacked thirteen 2x4x8's (the industry standard lumber size for building homes) side by side the length to width ratio would be the same as the hoist to fly ratio of the US flag. The Pledge of Allegiance is scripted onto the stripes as recited by Red Skelton on television in 1969. I used a slightly modified version for this flag:

I - me, an individual, a committee of one. Pledge - dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity. Allegiance - my love and my devotion. - To the flag - our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job! Of the United - that means that we have all come together. States - individual communities that have united into (fifty) great states. Fifty individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for country. Of America, and to the republic - a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people. For which it stands, one nation Indivisible - incapable of being divided. With liberty - which is freedom -- the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation. And Justice - the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others. For all."

Interesting flag facts.

Price available upon request.

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