#notmypresident (2017) was created for Lola38West's public art project on the construction fence surrounding the former University City High School in Philadelphia, USA. Controversially, embroidering onto an American flag, I hoped contradict the stress that President Trump's Travel Ban was causing in the community around me by putting out a message of welcome and comfort. Each flower design represented the national flower of nationalities that make up the multicultural population of America. The text "ALL ARE WELCOME" is just discernible.
Melanie Booth, #notmypresident, embroidery thread, nylon flag, 183x244cm, 2017
detail shot of #notmypresident, 2017
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