acylic on perspex/plexiglass
128 x 160cm (incl ornate frame)
While researching the painting, looking for images to use, I was taken by how vital a flag is to the symbolism of nationalistic and often violent revolution. Interestingly the images of non violent revolutionaries such as Ghandi, Mandela, King and the Dali Lama are rarely seen with flags.
What is the significance of a flag in a revolution?