Many of you know that in addition to painting, I create models for historical/museum replica Medieval and Renaissance jewelry.  Recently I was invited to join an international show of artist created flags at the Lærken Museum and Gallery for Modern Art in Denmark. (Click-able links are on the very bottom of the gallery web page including a British flag icon that provides the English version.)

I chose to use a dragon design from a dig in Denmark which I superimposed over a background design from a cloud chamber.  I named the image, "Bohr's Dragon" after the Nobel Prize winning Danish physicist, Niels Bohr.

There are approximately 100 of these flags on display on the waterfront at the Lærken Museum and Gallery. The brochure (.pdf) describes the exhibit and is written in Danish and German.*

This flag is an obvious departure from my usual work and was a lot of fun to create, especially since I could draw on the sculptural side of my work and my passion for physics.

--- Dennis

 
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Bohr's Dragon Flag
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    Bohr's Dragon by Dennis Liberty
    The flag in the studio, before being run up the flag pole.
    Approximately 3.5 x 4.5 ft.
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    Flags installed along the waterway at the Laerken Museum and Gallery for Modern Art. (A long time good friend and fellow artist,
    Cole Morgan, is walking on the bridge in front of the gallery owner; his flag is the one to the right of mine.)
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    Another view of the flag installed along the waterway at the Laerken Museum and Gallery.
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    A grove of flags at the Laerken Museum and Gallery for Modern Art.
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    The flags from a distance at the Laerken Museum and Gallery.
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    Flags flying at the Laerken Museum and Gallery for Modern Art in Denmark, Spring 2009.

Bohr's Dragon Flag
 
 
*The gist of the exhibit information from the brochure is provided here, thanks to Google Translate, Danish --> English.

Flag festival at the Baltic Sea in Havnegade Gedser
60 Danish and international artists have painted flags, which this summer flies to the Baltic Sea and in games with offshore wind turbines that can be seen to the southwest, at Nysted. The flags and names of artists can be seen at www.laerken.dk. The poster can be purchased at tourist information: The old merchant's house, Gedser Road 79 • Marielyst Welcome Center, Marielyst Strandvej 3 • Tourist information, Østergågade 7A, Nykøbing F. and with the Lark Gallery and Museum, 10 Holland's farm, Nykøbing F., where artists also exhibit with other works.