Carol Ann Klein: Airborne Art Project

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    Part No. 9

    This Airborne Art project presented a unique opportunity for me. I was immediately struck by the concave structure of “Part No. 9” and knew it would be both a challenge and opportunity to create beyond the flat horizontal plane.

    I felt that this airplane part should have the opportunity again to defy gravity. With much thought I choose a layering abstract approach to achieve the illusion of gravity defiance where time and space stands still pulling the viewer towards it’s center.

    Artist Statement

    Creating art has been a source of grounding for me. The medium I use to communicate my intention is not limited. I have created with water, acrylic and oil paint, ceramics, metal and cement. I have been known to carry a sketch book and constantly create ideas and designs that may or may not become.

    These designs and ideas are inspired by the laws of nature and the idea of balance/homeostasis and the feeling of equilibrium. My creative voice presently is at a whisper but soon will become stronger.

    Airborne Art 2017

    Back in 2014, our storage areas were bursting at the seams with surplus airplane parts. We asked the art community to bring new life to some unique pieces of “canvas.” A piece of scrap metal, loop antennas, pieces of exhaust—the vintage aircraft parts became one-of-a-kind art.

    The finished pieces were donated back to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada for charitable fundraising.

    Our first Airborne Art Project was so successful we invited artists to collaborate with us again. We’re very excited that the pieces are now starting to be unveiled and returned to us here at the museum.

    This is our third year of the program and we couldn’t be more excited. The level of participation and quality of the art is amazing and gives the museum a unique fundraising opportunity that no other organization has.

    The art is displayed in the museum and auctioned at our Out of the Blue Gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

    For more information, or if you are an artist and would like to participate next year, please contact:


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