I was asked to create a flag for a group show in Bushwick, but I neglected to follow the format, thus the painting was to wide. I kept fighting the idea and the cliques of doing a flag and thought about the iconic image and the emotions it triggers. I wanted to destroy as much possible on the surface, at one point and after much frustration and being unable to sleep the idea of cutting up studio rags and drop cloth to college came to me. It added a rustic and worn feel. Â which was perfect. I sowed the stars and painted with different colors.