In lieu of 4th of July, we wanted to feature contemporary mixed media artist Sara Rahbar’s flag series. Sara is an Iranian-American artist who lives and works in New York. These beautiful reincarnations of the American flag are beautiful, thought provoking, and to some controversial.
It explores the visual landscape of America’s eclectic mosaic of people, history and culture. How each of us all make our mark on what America is today and continue to cultivate belonging, acceptance, and freedom.
Wherever we might wander off to, we will always call United States our home. These American flags reincarnated by Sarah Rahbar are beautiful, thought provoking, and to some controversial. Sarah is an Iranian-American artist who lives and works in New York.
“The first body of work that created international recognition for the artist was the flag series (2005-2013), in which traditional fabrics and objects are reworked as collages that form various incarnations of the American and Iranian flag, exploring ideas of national belonging, as well as the conflicting role of flags as symbols of ideological and nationalistic violence. “
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