If My People
“If My People” has hidden images in it. Look for the neglect, warfare, sacrifice tragedy and the evil... then look for the hope, healing, life and prayer. And who is mending the flag? (Click on “If My People” to find out about each hidden image with close-up views and more.)
Impressions of Old Glory
“Old Glory” appears to float in the darkness, suspended only by the cross on which it rests. Its battle colors, tatters and bullet holes speak of the great battle raging for the soul of our nation. Through the symbolism of the flag folding ceremony, “Impressions of Old Glory” represents the principles of faith on which our country was founded. Beginning at the lower portion of the painting and progressing upward, the 25 hidden symbols in the painting depict the meaning of each fold of the flag during a traditional flag folding ceremony described in the text below. Only the explanations of the hidden pictures have been added. (Click on“Old Glory” to learn more about the hidden symbols.)
Location of 25 Symbols
“School Daze” challenges us to examine what we teach and what we are taught. The one-room schoolhouse seems typical, but upon further investigation you will find a tension between right and wrong, absolute truth and subtle error . . . The test for the viewer is to identify the 35 inconsistencies, errors or contrasts in the painting and consider the importance of each in the life of the learner. (Click on “School Daze” to learn more about the painting)
I hope you agree that these three thought provoking, patriotic paintings by Jack E. Dawson's are heartfelt expressions of America.