I make these airplane sculptures. I saw something similar a couple of years ago in an antique shop and thought “I could do better than that.”
I start with an old carpenter’s plane. The size and shape of the plane determine what kind of an airplane it will be.
The other parts come from architectural salvage shops. I look for recycled odds and ends — old hide stretchers or barrel staves for the wings, faucet handles for propellers, old furniture casters for landing gear and architectural details for decoration.
Then I assemble the pieces and add some decorative painting. I try not to make them too realistic. They’re caricatures.
I’m not sure what to do with them. They fall a little outside of the traditional folk art realm, so I hang them on the front porch in the good weather.
Send me an email if you'd like to buy one.
WW II Bomber
U.S. Pursuit Plane
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