Project: Faded Glory

I have been working on a new piece that is at the moment called FadedGlory. It is an American flag that has been distressed through a technique called Devoré which I have mentioned in an earlier post.

I have been looking for some way of representing the feeling that American has been damaged or lessened because of the interference of the Russians in the American Election process.

My initial experiments focused on how much I should devour the material and how to construct the image in such a way that the fabric still held together despite the removal of significant portions of it.

After several days of playing around with design files and leaving the chemicals on for various periods I came up with a balance that gave an ephemeral and almost ghostly feel to the fabric.

Now I just have to work out how I want to display it. Hanging? Framed? Stretched?