This piece was created rather hurriedly, immediately after the events of 9/11. The basic composition, minus the mixed media elements, came from an antiwar piece entitled "The victor" which I had done several years before, and also included the image of the twin towers. It was somewhat prophetic. Because the American flag in this 2001 piece was newsprint and applied untreated, it has since faded. I have decided that that is appropriate considering the American ideals democracy, freedom, and justice have somewhat faded since that day.