America: Together, Apart > Works

a medium sized work addressing symbols and signs and the value placed upon them.
Ashes of an American flag
Archival Print, Frame
h: 20 x w: 16 inches
2012

What makes an American flag, can it be deconstructed and reassembled? Are it's properties inherent or can they be destroyed. Referencing the writings of Roland Barth on visual semiotics; what happens when you dismantle a symbol as powerful as the American flag?