Weathered and pitted with history, the reclaimed wood of the disappearing Midwest barn is the inspiration and the canvas for Marie Roth’s hand painted tributes to Old Glory. Each American flag comes with a short bio of the barn where the wood originated and story of the flag design. From the Betsy Ross to the 50 star, each flag is truly a unique embodiment of history.
Marie’s work is about old, salvaged wood and the story it tells about a time in our history. She has been privileged to meet the descendants of the original barn owners who have saved the wood for years and gets to share their story. Marie explains. “It is an honor to take something that has had a very special place in their family’s heart and give it a new life that someone else can enjoy.”
Marie loves old wood, loves meeting the owners and family members of barn wood and loves telling their stories. She takes great joy in relating the family and barn history to the history of our development as a country through our historic flags.