Flag Snowflakes

The Flag Snowflakes series use dollar-store stickers meant for bookmarking key passages in books.

The project is an exploration of how modest, everyday materials can convey exuberance and pleasure.

Both stick-on flags and neon paper are meant to attract. Here, they draw the eye to formal qualities. Though the materials come in limited colors, their translucence widens the palette, while the ultra-matte flags subtly contrast with the paper’s reflectivity (seen in #7 and #18).

Caption: Christine Wong Yap, Flag Snowflake #1–18, 2010, stick-on flags on neon paper, 8.5 x 11 inches / 21.5 x 30 cm