When thinking about jets and airplanes, our relationship to the sky above us naturally comes to mind. "Crystal Constellations" captures the some of beauty and the mythology of that sky. Throughout history mankind has looked up into the night sky and appreciated the beauty of the stars. Many cultures have named groups of stars and built elaborate stories around them. I have included representations of some of the more popular of these constellations in my jet.
"Safe Landing" is a tribute to the need for natural spaces near our urban centers such as Crystal City. Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary is located just across the George Washing Memorial Parkway from Reagan National Airport. It is an oasis both for wildlife and for the people who go there to reconnect to nature. This jet is a reminder of some of the beauty of the trees and wildlife you can find there. (Learn more about Roaches Run.)
Brenda received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from The George Washington University in 2004, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from James Madison University in 1993. She has exhibited in three Artomatic shows (2002, 2004, and 2007), including last spring in Crystal City. As a result of that exhibition, she was invited to have a solo show at the Pershing Park Café from July through November 2007. Her other local solo exhibitions include “Urban Streams” at the Arlington Campus of GMU, “Views of Huntley Meadows,” and her thesis show, “A Sense of Place” at the Dimmock gallery at GWU. She also participated in a four-woman show at the Rock Creek Gallery in Washington, DC called “A Feeling of Intimacy.” In July of 2007 Brenda was commissioned to create a sculpture of a horse built of recycled materials for the Virgin Festival Concert in Baltimore, MD. Each of the last three years, she has received art grants to build sculptures at Playa Del Fuego, a Burning Man Regional Arts festival.
For more information check out Brenda’s website at http://www.silverravenstudios.com/.