Animal Battle // Battle Flags

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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.

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6 responses to “Animal Battle // Battle Flags

  1. Thank you for inspiring me! I’m currently writing a story based on two sides of animals. The good guys hold lanterns (hence their name, “Lantern Warriors”) and the bad guys are coloured black and red. Everything you’ve done here is fantastic! I can’t wait to see more! !)

  2. Brillant. Love the flags. They bring the image to life .

  3. when I first came across your post I was intrigued and i am inpressed seeing your art:)

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