by Jo Bradford in New Art on Wednesday 25 January 2012

Round trip: Art from the Bone Yard Project was conceived by Eric Firestone. The Bone Yard Project resurrects disused airplanes from America’s military history, taking entire airplanes and their elements out of aeronautic resting spots in the desert, known as ‘bone yards’, and putting them into the hands of contemporary artists. [Photos via The Flopbox]

An abandoned DC3 comes to life with a striking picture of an eagle leading men through the skies, and the idealized dreams of flight are able to soar once again in our collective imagination. With a nod to the airplane graffiti and ‘nose art’ that became popular during WWII, the project offers a vision of the wonder by which humanity takes to the air through some of the most prominent and acclaimed artists working today.
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