a note from the artist
I always knew I was going to join the military. I'm a sixth generation first son and all my fathers were in the military. No one ever said I had to join, but I knew it would happen. As a child, if I was lucky enough to get a window seat on long drives I'd stick a Sprite bottle between my legs and pretend I were a pilot while I stared out the window at the sky. The inside of the car would become my cockpit, the bottle my control stick and I'd fly my fighter jet over the trees and between cars.
Instead of pilot or flight crew I ended up building and maintaining the bombs and missiles that defend our country. I still got to work around fighters and bombers I imagined as a kid and the wonder still captivates me. Today, I can't afford to let my imagination venture so far afield while I drive.
Like all of my work, the collection is a combination of what I saw there and what I imagined afterward. My love for aircraft and my love for big skies are combined here to create the three works in the Skyward collection.
Collecting is easy and accomplished online. I invoice with Square, which is secure and guaranteed. If you would like to see the work in your home, please download the Saatchi Art app on IOS and use the augmented reality feature to place artwork on your walls. Use the form below to let me know which size you’d like uploaded to the app. You can also send me a level, well-lit image of your space and I will render an installation for you.
Skyward Edition of 5
32"x40" | 40"x50" | 48"x60"
Douglas EA-F1 Skyraider
24"x36" | 36"x48" | 40"x54"
27"x60" | 34"x75" | 40"x90"
About the prints: I print on a premium substrate that is unparalleled in depth and luminosity. The material refracts light in such a way that light travels laterally through the paper as well as reflects to the audience creating a brilliant effect that many mistake to be rear illumination. Each print is then face mounted to acrylic and sandwiched to a protective backing. The artwork is then framed or a recessed mount is added to the back to float on the wall. I offer Tabacchino and other handmade framing options. I feel the Skyward collection would look best in brushed aluminum frames.