Title: F-105 Thinderchief Medium: Mixed Media Size: 24" x 24" x 48"

Nathaniel Foley – Anniversary Art Exhibition

Human existence is closely tied to travel. We have always desired to travel, especially in ways in which we were not physically designed. The boundaries of our existence on this planet have been significantly transformed in the last century as our yearning to defy earthly limitations via manned flight became a reality. Of course a more sinister side to air travel arises from conflict, where aircraft have been used to inflict harm on an enemy. I communicate concepts rooted in aviation history through a visual language that references both travel and warfare by hand fabricating dynamic and iconic forms of flight. These sculptures consist of cones that are integrated with spires and held together under tension, supported by utilitarian containers (crates). This fragile relationship of forms exposes the delicate balance between grace and imminent danger, similar to the fleeting ballet of courting birds or the hostility felt between foes engaged in a dogfight. Through references to aeronautical form, my sculptures communicate tension and dance in direct opposition of fundamental forces.

Title:MiG 27M Flogger-J Medium:	Mixed Media Size:	48" x 24" x 48"
Title: MiG 27M Flogger-J
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 48″ x 24″ x 48″
Title:Hawker Hurricane Medium:	Mixed Media Size:	3' x 3' x 6'
Title: Hawker Hurricane
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 3′ x 3′ x 6′
Title:F-105 Thinderchief Medium:	Mixed Media Size:	24" x 24" x 48"
Title: F-105 Thinderchief
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 24″ x 24″ x 48″
Title:F-111 Aardvark Medium:	Mixed Media Size:	8' x 9' x 13'
Title: F-111 Aardvark
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 8′ x 9′ x 13′

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