Jim Darling? Who is he and what does he do?

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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.

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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.”

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Darling started recording the landscapes he saw with photographs and posting them on Instagram.

 

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He later recreated  them as paintings using acrylic and aerosol-layered woodwork.

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There’s a real magical quality to these works, I feel.

Acknowledgements: Austin Kleon, To see more works from Jim Darling