I painted the image above on the wall of a farmhouse in Vermont
sometime in the late Sixties. For some reason the owners of the
farmhouse decided not to paint over it and so it has survived for going
on 40 years, as I just discovered via this photograph of it, taken by a
friend last Sunday when he was visiting the place.
The design is kind of cool, even if the draftsmanship leaves something
to be desired. It still sums up what the Sixties felt like to me
at the time, when the idea of being patrotic about American culture
made more sense than being patriotic about the American state.