The paintings in Confluence (working title), depict composited national flags based on a range of parameters — from all the flags of the 241 recognized nations on the Earth to a flag representing all the countries I have called home to date. The flags are merged to create one polychromatic, amalgamated flag, simultaneously representing all nations together. In an age of increased isolationism, fanaticism and reactive nationalism, the work fuses the nationalistic emblems and heraldry in an attempt to find commonality, multiplicity and uniqueness amongst our differences.
The abstracted design, as well as shared and opposing graphic elements of the flags, confuse and distort any simplistic national ensign and understanding. This project is targeted at blurring the boundaries of nationalism to expose the complexities of immigration and globalism and proposes an emblem to join populations together rather than increase separation.