These flags are made of paper that is folded and then hand-cut. Most of them portray human skulls in various attitudes. I underexposed these flags against dark trees and an early morning sunrise, and just as I was making the picture, a large bird soared directly over them, creating a juxtaposition of symbols. The flags represent death; the bird flying freely through the image stands for the spirit. It almost made me wonder if it was just a fortunate accident, or if this image was somehow part of a greater design.