The piece is a reflection of the current US Executive Branch, depicting the US flag as an old TV test pattern, historically used to indicate that no program was being broadcast. This image of antiquated tech also corresponds with the archaic attitudes of the Executive. The white stars represent blue states in the 2016 election, and are loosely placed geographically. The black stars are the red states, placed more chaotically and on the 'floor' of the gray field to reflect the clusterfuck of their vote. The colors gold and 'Cheeto' orange are iconographic emblems of the head of the current Executive. Like him, the gold is fake and, as such, has tarnished and turned green in spots.