Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Valerie Leonard Creates USA Flag from 6,000 Toy Figurines

 - Jun 17, 2009   Updated: Mar 28 2011
References: & joshspear
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.