As I was looking in Smithsonian Magazine for Stan Hurd, I found an even
better artist to use as a reference for the FLYING LESSON. In November 1994
Smithsonian (pp.142-145) is found the artist MARY EDNA FRASER. She makes
bold colored silk batiks from aerial photographs, satellite images, and
maps. As a small plane pilot she has 'learned to fly,' so to speak.
Beautiful images! Check them out.
I never did find Stan Hurd's photographs, or any aerial photographs, but
I'm still looking. Hints are still appreciated.
> I believe the landscape artist Mark refers to in his post is Stan
>Hurd. Stan has been featured in the Smithsonian magazine, however, I'm not
>sure how long ago it may have been. Three years ago or so, I think.
>Perhaps an art reference could be photographer who does landscapes from his
>airplane. I can't remember his name, but I'll look for him. Anyone familiar
>with an aerial photographer who's work is beautifully abstract looking
>bands, lines, and planes of color? We'll need access to images.
>Greenfield High School