"I'm writing this October 2022. About fifteen years ago I had decided to paint the U.S. Flag. I've been working on it every year since. It started out very two dimensional, flat oil paint. Over the next several years I moved about, carried it with me, rolled up. I would take it out occasionally and paint another stripe or star. October, 2015, I finally decided to finish the painting in name of democracy. This painting is to remember decency, honesty, empathy and most of all, democracy for all people.
"I hope this piece brings you as much happiness as it does me." Tim Hovde