In 2007 my then-Marine Corps LtCol brother-in-law handed me a triangular-shaped maple box. Inside was a folded 3′x5′ American flag that had flown over a battlefield on the 5th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
This heartfelt gift brought the American flag to life for me in a whole new way. But to me, such a symbol of freedom didn’t belong in a dark wood box.
"At midnight I went to my studio and liberated my flag from its wood box allowing it to float freely, surrounded by light."
By dawn I had returned home with my flag, now visible from all sizes, inside a transparent display. The new design draws the eye to the flag while radiating freedom and pride. I called my clear display a PRISM because of its shape, transparency, reflections, and refractions.
At first I didn't think of making more, but as others wanted Prisms of their own, I became inspired to offer them the same experience I had. Two years later my wife and I started Living Patriot. — Donald Fedorko