HexFlag
HexFlags, fabric, interfacing, screen-printed and sewn, series of four, 2012, Leave No Trace, Peanmeanach Bothy, Ardnish Peninsula, UK, photography by Sae Jin Choi
HexFlag
The HexFlag designs emerged from sculptural investigations integrating the hexagon form. As one of only three shapes capable of perfectly tessellating a plane because of its ability to fit together with no overlaps or gaps, it also uses minimal surface area, making the hexagon the perfect natural container, best observed in the beehive. The flag as an object has its roots as a component of communication. In my works, the hexagon is a symbolic surrogate for words and meaning. Just as bees store their civilization within the hive structure, cultural meaning and memory is stored in words.Yet, instead of containing meaning, the hexagon in each flag serves to frame perception.  Each hexagon functions as a lens or passageway through which the viewer’s gaze passes into the framed sky, land or cityscape.  The perfect natural container assists an individual to pass through and into a new perception.
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Lillstreet Art Center Rooftop Project Space, Chicago, ILphotography by Joe Tighe