My sculpture, "Post-Truth Apocalype," is part of Nails in the Wall's latest exhibit, Beautiful & Powerful. I began creating it in the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election as I was thinking about the direction in which our country was headed. I wanted to make a flag that represented the polarization of our country as people joined together into homogeneous clumps. In a summer workshop, I had created red, white and blue murrine and realized that ones that had been made at one part of the pull looked very similar to each other but quite different from ones made earlier or later, despite being made with the same material. I started grouping them and got a vision of a flag that seemed to me reflective of our political climate. I created the white glass background of the flag to have holes gaping in it where the pockets of unified murrines could huddle together. The steel portion of the piece started with old pitch forks placed, literally, as Left and Right hands. The steel threads of the flag are twisted and caught around the fingers as they pull apart the fabric of our democracy. Nails in the Wall is hosting an artists reception this Saturday, January 28 from 2-5 pm. I hope you can stop by and take a look at the art work that is both beautiful and powerful.