Sunday, July 31, 2016

Row of Flags

It seems like I am seeing more flags these days, waving from porches and from newly installed flagpoles in front yards. After Independence Day, the flags and the patriotic bunting decorating shops and other businesses usually gets packed away, but not this time. My favorite flag sighting so far is this row on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. It reminds me of Childe Hassam's World War I era flag paintings. Any iconic image gains visual power in repetition. And if you can arrange for a nice sunny day when the light is angled perfectly, that helps too.