seeing double

Reflections are my favorite thing to play with for the way they distort, confuse, and combine the real world into collage. And I don’t know why, but the flag often has a melancholy feeling for me. Especially in connection with people’s homes. It makes me think they’ve lost someone to war.

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01.07.13

The breeze fluttered the flag just so, revealing the wreath and reflecting in the glass. Along with the fun, pop art elements of numbers and bold, graphic symbols, there is a sense of melancholy. The flag looks lonely to me, waving in the cold, gray breeze. And holiday decorations always lose their cheer when they linger too long.

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