Cathy Sutton: Airborne Art Project

  • Image of Cathy Sutton's airborne art project

    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.

    Airborne Art Project is Back for 2016!

    The art will be auctioned at our Out of The Blue Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Mark the date!

    Here, Cathy describes her work …

    “Three decades as an artist have led me to the mediums I adore.

    The human body is my gallery and each piece of art is as unique as the living form it adorns. Fire and water, hammer and anvil help marry metals to twinkling gemstones. Whisper soft merino wool, felted to perfection, to create fashion pieces and functional objects d’art that compliment my one-of-a-kind jewellery to the delight of my dedicated and growing following. I work from my little studio at Winnipeg Beach.”

    This is Cathy’s first time contributing to the Airborne Art Project.

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