A Line On The Earth Forges Holes In The Sky

Diana Shpungin, A Line On The Earth Forges Holes In The Sky, 2022
Hand-applied graphite and silver pigment on metal and cotton american flag

A standard issue American flag is dissected and coated by hand in graphite pencil and silver pigment. The stars are cut out and the stripes are reattached to form one continuous line, — a makeshift dimensional drawing. The flagpole and eagle topper are also coated in graphite pencil. The eagles right wing is reversed and reattached- a hint at the fractured political landscape. The tangled stars reach towards the sky while the stripe extends along the ground highlighting the discord in the great American experiment.

photography: Etienne Frossard