Jana Nicole, ‘Cowboys and Indians, Land Of  The Three ’, 2016, Flat Space Art

Jana Nicole's works are often memories in mixed media, upcycling nostalgic materials and iconic images to fuse them with architectural salvage and abstract backdrops, often evoking a myriad of emotions from the spiritual to the comical, the classically familiar to the downright bizarre.

One from the artist's Flagging Series, the artist plays on the words in the title LAND OF THE THREE to show an unusual approach to the American flag consisting of Native American Indians, Cowboys, horses and buffalos. Nicole transforms the iconic flag to have the blue and the red drip, and instead of stars and stripes, little white figures and make up the image. The use of authentic American arrows from California on top, further make the work more patriotic and add a three-dimensional layer to the work.