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The Flag Series

11/17/12 - 1/17/2013

Main Library

Government Information Center - 5th Floor

100 Larkin St.

This series investigates patriotism in the United States based on its most iconic representation, the American Flag. It began in 2005 and since that time I have captured the multitude of ways the flag is represented in the every day.  It began in the East Coast and spans to Hawaii, covering much of the country in between.

Over the last six years, I have collected numerous types of flag imagery. These images display a range of materials from t-shirts, air fresheners, fold-up chairs, plastic bags and of course, the traditional flag display outside of homes and businesses. In this time I have become enamored with the image of the flag in all its kitschy incarnations. Due to the time we live in, it is intended to add to the discussion of where American patriotism is today.

Throughout this process I've asked myself, how is patriotism changing in the United States? My hope is for people to ask themselves, in addition to national pride, what does our flag mean to us?

Upcoming Events

Friends of Library Poetry Readings Night
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Friends of Library Poetry Readings Night
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6:30 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Water Painting with NEXT Village
Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:00 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

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Asian Brush Painting Sumi-e
Through Saturday, February 3, 2018
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
Resilience
Through Friday, December 29, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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Through Sunday, December 31, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery