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About the Work

This piece was about Ronald Reagan's overlordship of Central America, a world away from the pretty New England town where I happened to be living. I was walking down Main Street one fine Sunday when I noticed the shapes made by 'Old Glory' flying outside a church. Sometimes the breeze made an eagle's head out of the flag. On the opposite side of the street were several maple trees. The result was that my big bird overflew the maples of Massachusetts instead of the jungles of Central America.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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