Imperial America

Rowan

Lexington, United States

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Artist's Description

Different from the usual sort, this image represents America’s continual conquest liberation of peoples from themselves. During the times known as the Spanish/American War, the United States had to decide whether or not to annex their spoils of war (one of which being the Philippines). Samuel Clemmons (aka Mark Twain) supported giving the people their freedom. He joked that if they were taken over, their flag could be “just our usual flag, with the white stripes painted black and the stars replaced by the skull and cross-bones.”

This representation shall go on to represent the imperial conquest attempts of countries like Vietnam and Iraq .

The image was created with public domain images sources, photoshopped together.

Artwork Comments

  • GrayeaglePhotography
  • Dorothy Venter
  • ECGardner
  • John Martin Sain
  • richardredhawk
  • rallenwalker
  • Rowan
  • Lori Peters
  • Rowan
  • Lori Peters
  • Rowan
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