Mary Mihelic, Anti-Trump Artworks.

Sewing Donald Trump's quotes onto American flags.

The artists started embroidering Trump quotes onto American flags on Flag Day.  They unveiled the new performance in 2106 in front of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.   The artwork comments on how, with a Presidential candidate saying everything from “There was blood coming out of her eyes” to “Look at these hands”, nothing is sacred anymore.  It reflects on how Trump is desecrating the country and juxtaposes his words against American ideals.  Performed at Trump rallies, it engages the supporters in a great dialogue about what quotes they would put on Trump flags.  The artwork attracts women who sew to the bus with the first question being, "What kind of sewing machine is that?"  Instead of being adversarial, the artists use their performances to create peaceful dialogue in ways like this.  Only when the artists found a 10’ x 15 ‘vintage flag in an antique store in southern California and embroidered Trump’s complete hot mic comment on it, the reactions were extreme.  The artists displayed the flag before the election at Trump rallies, early voting locations and political events.  

  Trump Signs

The Flags

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