This is an abandoned image from a series I wanted to make called “Compositions In Red, White, And Blue.” The conceit was simple enough – I wanted to find objects and textures in various states of decay that, as the name indicates, carry the colors of our national flag. The implicit message in the series is the death of the so-called American Dream.
I wanted to make sure that I approached the project from a minimalist and abstract perspective because I wasn’t entirely concerned with the series being purely political. The political message was always intended to be implied; I also wanted the images to be aesthetically satisfying to look at and work as stand-alone pieces.
I really like this composition, and and hope that you do, too.