Leslie Hirst


Airplane Drawing No. 111

Airplane Drawing No. 93

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Airplane Drawing No. 76

Airplane Drawing No. 46

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Airplane Drawing No. 35
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Airplane Drawing No. 24
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Airplane Drawing No. 87

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Airplane Drawing No. 32


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Airplane Drawing No. 39

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Airplane Drawing No. 17
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Airplane Drawings
This ongoing project begun in 1998 consists of over 200 Airplane Drawings. The drawings are created with ballpoint pen on a magazine page while flying in an airplane.

Fifty-five Airplane Drawings were installed for the exhibition Skywriting at Kunstverein Baden in Austria during 2015. About the works, curator Verena Gamper writes:

"This unusual perspective, together with the constantly changing view through the window, demanded a maximum of spontaneity and a minimum of reflection. What transpires is a combination of glyph and graphic, of topography and typography that, despite the random nature of the concurrence, sometimes results in uncanny relationships. Suddenly the spaces intentionally left blank in the graphic design of the magazine become bearers of information that draw the narratives of all the images together in a dialogue."