New work: #Abstract flag composition (1 of 2) from the “#Immigration Series” (9 paintings) contained within the
structure of a #Portuguese flag is mixture of both #Azorean & #American cultural symbols; the #armillary
sphere, a navigation instrument used to calculate distances and represents the importance of #Portugal
during the Age of Discovery, 13 stars representing the 13 British colonies that declared #independence
from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union, 10 traditional coats of arms
marked with the 5 wounds of Christ totaling 50 representing the 50 states of the United States of
America , a fingerprint and the 13 “rippled” stripes of the American flag representing water, a pattern
often see in street tiles throughout the Azorean #Islands.