This digitally embroidered pillow features original lettering of expletives to form an image of the American Flag. Through the repetitive “FUCKED,” the object expresses a sense of frustration and dejection, in a form that recalls the quaint nostalgia of colonial patriotism. The jarring use of the expletive within this ubiquitous symbol of patriotism reflects the confusion of being an American Patriot in the 21st century, at once embodying and defying the flag. The pillow’s inherent form, usually a symbol of domestic comfort, further stresses this confusion through absurd subversion.
The tote is available for purchase here.