FLAG (Fuck the Litters of American Garbage), 2005-2006, litter found in South Boston, 46” x 26” ½”.

FLAG (Fuck the Litters of American Garbage), 2005-2006, is part-quilt, part-flag, and part-scrapbook. FLAG is made from garbage found on the streets of South Boston, MA or “Southie” a very patriotic Irish working-class neighborhood. When I moved there in 2005, I immediately started to “rescue” its copious amounts of Old Glory litter and after a year I had amassed quite a collection. Upon moving to Cambridge, MA in 2006, I laid out my red, white, and blue refuse and realized I needed to make a flag. It is displayed on the floor.