The quote I chose to paint was "Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth." This project's denotative meaning could be described as chaotic, yet it has a sense of balance and symmetry. The printed flags and blue swirls create balance, but the overlying ink makes the project appear chaotic and messy.
The connotative and ideological meanings derived from the design could be expressed as confusing or perplex. Without knowing the quote this project is based on, the project loses meaning and is just confusing. At first glance the project appears to have no meaning. However relating the quote to the project, the symmetry represents the identity of the American being the same.