In The Shadow of The Flight Museum (painting in a tent)

(Part 1 of 2)

Last month, inside a heavy-duty tent positioned in the shadow of the Delta Air Lines Flight Museum, I painted a mural. Over the span 3.5 days, film crews came by and they made a time-lapse. I had a walkie-talkie and people would stop in to check on me. Snacks were delivered. People gave me nick-names. I brought  flowering orchid that I had been growing at home to inspire me. I stayed in a hotel overlooking the north runways at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. I toured a Delta 747-400 brand newly converted into a very unique event space. I watched the international flights land every evening— 13 hours under their belts. I live to paint and I have always been enamored with aircraft so I was about as happy as I could be. This was all part of the big event in the works which was to become Delta Airline’s Big Thank You.

((A long time can go by from when you drop a seed into the soil until the green leaves grow in the warm sun. You should never count your chicks before they hatch. You should never count your projects until they are finished. Pause. But Wait! And then… they dragged the tent away.))

Here are some photos of the project while in the works. Thanks to my friends at Moxie for connecting all the dots.

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see you soon,
Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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