There was a special exhibit of old forgotten planes. Those planes that had gone to the boneyard in the desert. A place planes are left to the elements of the desert heat. The Boneyard Project was started by Eric Firestone. The first debut was "Nose Jobs" the nose cone of planes were painted by artist and went on display the summer of 2011.
Nose cone art is not new. Fighter planes were decorated with words and pictures. These images were ways of identifying friendly fliers. The paintings became personal to the crews, the lovely ladies that often adored the nose cones were memories of home, life, happiness and future.
The Boneyard Project moved from nose cones to the whole plane. These included DC 3, C 97 and C 45 planes. Artists came to honor these fallen planes, giving them a new life and keeping memories alive. Three painted planes are on exhibit at the Pima Air and Space Museum. On another trip we will go to the actual boneyard for airplanes. Tomorrow, a conversation from a survivor of the 390th.
To find out more about The Boneyard Project or Pima Art and Space Museum here are the links:
|The Boneyard Projects|
|The Boneyard Projects at Pima Art and Space Museum|
|Detail The Boneyard Projects|