When I was photographing Stella, I really wanted to bring out the emotion in her. I wanted to bring out the sensitive side of her and the complicated person she is. I wanted the american flag incorporated in the photo, because there is so much history with the flag and it's a sensitive subject for many people. My goal with this piece of art was to show people what was underneath the skin. Stella is a cheery, fun, girl who has a sensitive side to her, but you wouldn't know it without looking underneath the skin. The american flag is a symbol of patriotism and freedom, but looking underneath the skin has allowed me to see a more sensitive, history with the flag.