|Artist / Creator||Sarah Matthews|
|Press Name||Couture Meets Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Elkridge, Maryland|
|Process / Technique||Digitally printed|
|Structure / Binding||Flag book|
|Paper Stock||Epson paper|
|Number of Pages||8 flags, 3 rows|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||10.5 x 8 x 1 inches. Extends out to 14 inches|
American Dream is a flag book created by Sarah Matthews during her Spring 2014 semester at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Sarah drew from her inspiration of an image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pulling up a burned cross from his front lawn with his young son standing next to him. It was a chilling image that made her want to capture what Dr. King's life was like during that time with his family. The poem is a culmination of respect and admiration for Dr. King's work and how it perpetuates into the lives of African-American people today.
Artist BioSarah Matthews is a part-time 2015 MA Art & the Book candidate in the George Washington University's Corcoran School of Arts and Design in Washington, D.C. Matthews graduated from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD in 2000 with a B.S. in Sociology. She also has a Masters in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration from Bowie State University (2005) and Associates in Art from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD (2010). She has spent the last 7 of the 17 years at Best Buy as an Area Human Resources Manager, training and developing her management staff. Matthews' work has been exhibited in the US and is a part of the permanent collections of Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University's Gelman Library, and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She currently lives in Elkridge, MD with her husband and 3 daughters.