Faile Flag, Star Spangeld Shadows Handsewn Series.

We're excited to share a new series that we've been working on in the studio for the last year. The hand sewn FAILE Flag, Star Spangled Shadows, which explores the American stars and stripes re-imagined through the visual language of Native American pottery. A series of works that build on our ongoing investigation of Americana and craft traditions by asking us to consider questions of national identity and collective origin stories. Having long been inspired by textiles, quilt-making, American/Native American art and their overlapping history, we've brought these passions together to celebrate these histories through our work.

We will be examining this through a series of unique variants of hand appliquéd and embroidered flags. Each of these appliquéd works takes over 2 months to create and will play out in variants of color, material, distress and aging. The flags are all created out of linen made with custom brass FAILE 1986 eyelets. The appliquéd flags will come framed, sewn onto a linen backing.

We will only be making these a few at a time as we explore this medium and iconic image given the time it takes to create each one. Some time in the future we will make a larger edition of standard machine embroidered red, white and blue flags available.

If interested please contact the studio for more information: faileshop@me.com or via the contact link on the left of the page.

  • FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - B2555, 2016
  • 71.3 × 40.8 × 2 in
  • Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

 

  • FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - B2553, 2016
  • 71 × 40.5 × 2 in
  • Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

 

  • FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - B2552, 2016
  • 70.3 × 40 × 2 in
  • Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

 

FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - A3054, 2016 49.3 × 29 × 2 in Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

  • FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - A3054, 2016
  • 49.3 × 29 × 2 in
  • Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

 

 

  • FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - A3053, 2016
  • 49.5 × 29 × 2 in
  • Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

 

  • FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - A3052, 2016
  • 47 × 28.5 × 2 in
  • Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

 

  • FAILE FLAG, Star Spangled Shadows - B2551, 2016
  • 68 × 39 × 2 in
  • Hand Embroidered Appliqué on Linen with Custom Brass Eyelets

 


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