Dawn Williams Boyd
The Trump Era: Trump’s America, 2020

  • Assorted fabrics
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • Acquired in 2021

The Trump Era: Trump’s America, 2020, shows a triple motif of the American flag—upside down, mirror-inverted, square. A powerful symbol, especially in a country where the national flag plays a prominent role in everyday life. The upside-down flag signals great distress, when help is needed, or, in times of war, a readiness to surrender. The mirror-inverted arrangement of the ‘Stars and Stripes’, on the other hand, is permitted by the United States’ flag code, for example when used on aircraft or flagpoles, so that the stars always point in the direction of movement. For Boyd, Trump’s America is “not just about the re-emergence of the acceptance of legalized expressions of racism under the Trump presidency. It is about the issues which affect us as a nation, a planet and a species. My point in enumerating these issues in my series is to acknowledge that they existed before Trump but because of him and his keepers, they will not only continue to exist after Trump but will have been exacerbated in the scant four years of his presidency.” (D.W.B.)

Dawn Williams Boyd

* 1952 Neptune, USA
Lives and works in Atlanta, USA

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