american portrait project

I began this project in early spring 2008 when I read an article about the peace symbol turning 50.

The symbol was created in 1958 by Gerald Holton from the semaphore letters for N and D, standing for nuclear



I decided to recognize the importance of this symbol by making peace portraits. I soon realized

I wanted to include the US flag to highlight the increasing incongruity of US government actions

and the universal goal of peace.