Here's a commission I finished recently for a pilot. It's all cut paper collage and ink...no digital manipulation on this one. The plane is made from sliced images of the ground and landscape as seen from above, which connects the plane to the earth and gives it weight. I'm always amazed that these heavy tin cans always get off the ground! The various sky and clouds are a link to the different types of weather one encounters in the sky, and make visible invisible elements like heat and wind that push and pull on airplanes. The golden ink lines make one think of maps, travel, and flight plans.
© shannon freshwater