Originally conceived as a reaction to the faux patriotism that followed the September 11th tragedy, these paintings are abstractions of America's greatest icon. The tru meaning and dignity of the flag as a representation of America and its virtues and values has eroded over the years. In good times American's take their freedoms and opportunities for granted putting their own wants before that of the whole. In bad times we rally around teh flag and proclaim patriotism, latching on to a symbol for which many normally have no regard. My attempt with this series is to show the flag as a pure form worthy of contemplation and charged with meaning.