There is no better way to make an American flag than out of thousands of tiny toy soldiers. Connecticut artist Valerie Leonard built this flag out of a whopping 6,000 of the little guys!
Check out Valerie Leonard’s website to see more of her work. She does some really awesome pet portraits too!
Implications - Much of the United States is consumed with thoughts of war, and patriots and anti-war protestors alike are creating art that makes a political statement. The use of toy soldiers in this American flag adds a double-edged degree of intensity: the toys represent real-life soldiers, but they also evoke nostalgia, as many of the soldiers who are now at war once played with these toys as children.
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