In the Air

Since I was a child I’ve had a fascination with planes and flight. When I was 12, I was a cadet with the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the US Air Force that promotes aerospace education. A regular activity for the squadron was weekend flights. For the past few years, I’ve integrated flight into my art. This picture of me in the 1920’s Bi-Plane was part of a public art project sponsored by 4Culture in which I created work based on the walking trail system in King County. In 2010, I participated in a pilot program by the Vintage Aircraft Association in which I had the opportunity to ride in the legendary B-17 Bomber and created a film based on the experience. With less than 10 still actively flying, this was a wonderful rare opportunity.

Bank On This is a series of photographs taken during a sequence of aerial maneuvers in a 1920’s Bi-Plane. Bank is a play on words. In aviation, a Bank Angle is the Rotation of an aircraft about its longitudinal axis.

Previous project: Sustenance

Fall 2012

AiR Residency

Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA


Artist in Residence

Tacoma, WA

Oct 6, 2012 8am–5pm

Race, Education, and Criminal Justice Conference

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Featured speaker/cello performance

Nov 1, 2012 6:30–8:30PM

Artist Trust 2012 Awards Party

Seattle Center: Experience Music Project
Recognition of the Conductive Garboil Grant
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Conductive Garboil After Party
Tashiro Kaplan Artists Lofts #508

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