As Flag Day is celebrated June 14, we remember how important the U.S. flag has been to many of our One Of A Kind recipients. And what a beautiful creation it is, offering a flowing, meaningful design element for Lawrence to incorporate.
Jack Kemp’s 3-dimensional commemorative collage was the very first to incorporate actual flags, suggested by Sharon Zelaska to symbolize the Congressman’s strong patriotism and service to his country. Over 25 years later, Jack Kemp’s tribute remains an all-time favorite for us and for many who view samples of our artwork.
This tribute to President Jimmy Carter is currently on display in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.
©1996 One Of A Kind, Inc. Art Studio. Created by Lawrence M. Romorini. Size of the art: 31″ x 31″ x 5″
Many other opportunities have since followed to incorporate the U.S. flag into One Of A Kind art—from the Air Force Association, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Argonaut Gold, Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, Kansas Farm Bureau Insurance, Abbott, National Rural Water Association to the American Management Association. The red, white and blue flag invariably connotes a story possible “only-in-America,” and the singular opportunities and benefits that this country offers.
The 100th anniversary of Flag Day is approaching, established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. If not for this Saturday, make sure your flag is ready to unfurl in 2016 for the Flag Day centennial!