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#notmypresident, 2017embroidery thread, nylon flag,183 x 244cm

Melanie Booth, #notmypresident (2017), embroidery thread, nylon flag, 183x244cm

#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.  

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