Monday, July 4, 2011

"Old Glory"

The American Flag is lovingly referred to as "Old Glory"!
The flag waves above buildings,from front porches, through battlefields,
and many other places  to proclaim our pride, freedom and liberty!  
When I was in design school,  our art history class studied 
Jasper Johns and his controversial encaustic painting of the flag.
Ironically, that was the first thing that came to my mind this morning.
 Controversial because he took a regular object and 
turned it into a work of art.  It began the movement of pop art.  
There are other controversial things about the flag....
did you know that Betsy Ross may not have made the flag?
Only a few historian still believe she did.  It is more likely that Mary Pickersgill, 
a professional Baltimore flagmaker, made our flag and was assisted
by her 13 yr old daughter and two of her nieces in 1813.
The popularity of our flag grew with the birth of Frances Scott Key's
anthem "The Star Spangled Banner".  It gave the flag the respect it needed
to become a national treasure.  

-Jasper Johns

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen

Nothing seems more American than Norman Rockwell....

I'll leave you with a few beautiful photos with red,white & blue.....


The Upward Bound House by Elizabeth Bomberger asian bedroom

Designer Showcase eclectic living room
Today as you celebrate the fourth, remember our forefathers and the debts they paid for our freedom.  We are the greatest national alive.  Long live America!
Happy Fourth!
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