“My Flag, Our Colors” by Mary Bolton
This is one in a series of posts featuring an artist whose work is included in the Threads of Resistance exhibition.
Artist’s Statement:Channeling Betsy Ross, I took up my needle and thread. Looked into the fabric collection and thought: What would Betsy use if she were making a flag for us today? I thought, not just three colors and it wouldn’t be so neat! We are a multi-colored nation and my flag would be made from many colors, torn and tattered to represent the struggles of a diverse people. Woven in places, because united we are STRONG. And stars, yes, still use the stars, to represent HOPE. And that purple heart? Well, that doesn’t need explanation.