When I made this illustration I thought about how it would come together for weeks before I actually put a pen on paper. From the very beginning, I was all in my head about it. The flag. The making of America, America as a symbol of freedom, the thread as hair. A spool of hair. Not just any hair, kinky hair. Tough hair. Resilient hair. Her expression, her posture, how her hands would lay on the flag, should she be rough or gentle? Should it be in color? Questions and answers flow into one another and are open to interpretation.