80-Year-Old Black Artist Leo Twiggs Uses Confederate Flag To Create Art

October 9, 2014 2:44 AM

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80-Year-Old Black Artist Leo Twiggs Uses Confederate Flag To Create Art

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Leo Twiggs' paintings of shadowy Confederate flags and faceless men with bulls-eyes on their backs are a few of the haunting images he has developed living as a black man in the South.

The 80-year-old South Carolina artist says he hopes the works, which some may see as divisive, spark thoughtful reactions and help people understand their shared history, even for those outside the South.

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