Freedom to Believe

How an animated and abstract American flag celebrates our freedom to believe.

"Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." -- Virginia Woolf

Our country has proud roots representing independence, freedom, and opportunity. But there are times we are tested. And things start to feel a bit bleak. Hopeless even.

These are cycle that come and go. Eventually, abundance and calm return. But during those tested moments, we have a symbol to turn to: the American flag.

I saw a reflection in a building's window. The breeze picked up, and the flag waved in the reflection, creating patterns and the stripes shifted.

With this abstract American flag photo, I added the motion of a fluttering fabric in the wind. There's ripples of light as though clouds are passing by. Then I added a light and modern patriotic tune called "One Land, One Heart" by Brightarm Orchestra.