Piece description from the artist
The American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes of red and white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to as the union) that features fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine rows of six or five. The stars on the flag represent the fifty states, and the thirteen stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence, becoming the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory", and "The Star-Spangled Banner."
New Zealand born, Bruce has had a number of creative endeavors, including music, photography, writing and automobile customizing. Painting has always been a mainstay throughout his life.
Stanfield was a musician in his early twenties, playing in garage bands and recording local bands for a record label he co-founded called “Suicide city”. In his late twenties and early thirties he was an award winning photographer, with Hamilton city’s largest “drive in” studio focusing on commercial and industrial work. Later he wrote articles and supplied photographs to national and international magazines. In his mid thirties Bruce worked on cruise ships as an entertainer and host. He now is a professional actor and full time artist