As part of my Animal Battle show I’ve been making a whole bunch of Battle Flags. Each flag is handmade from linen I bought from the fabric store, cut into triangles, dip-dyed, and painted on with inks. I wanted them to be very simple and raw, so I didn’t make any efforts to snip all the loose threads or sew or use any finishing techniques.
To me, there is so much more life to these drawings that can exist off the page, and the flags are the first element to do so. I’ll be hanging strings of flags across the gallery and on the walls as part of the exhibit. They’ve been almost as much fun to make as the drawings themselves.