Jim Darling? Who is he and what does he do?
Haven’t we all sat next to an aeroplane window and watched the world go by? Jim Darling decided to paint a series of pictures recording the landscapes he has seen from an aeroplane. To give them a feeling of authenticity, he also created the actual window portal so we really feel that we are looking out the window as we view the works.
While working on an art show about air and water, the Los Angeles-based artist and designer had a few aha moments about planes, water and air. He said,
“I got thinking about the window seat: how special it is and how it can be taken for granted. These expansive views can be very humbling.”
Darling started recording the landscapes he saw with photographs and posting them on Instagram.
He later recreated them as paintings using acrylic and aerosol-layered woodwork.
There’s a real magical quality to these works, I feel.