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Painting: Acrylic, Tempera, Pencil, Ink, Photo on Paper.
The artwork shows an airplane shortly before landing at Hong Kong's old airport Kai Tak. Kai Tak was situated right in the center of Hong Kong. The airport was shut down in 1998 when the new airport outside the city center was opened.
Landing on Kai Tak was a special experience for pilots and passengers alike as the airport was surrounded by office and apartment buildings. The planes were flying very low over these buildings before touching down on the runway, which was surrounded by water on three sides. Pilots needed special permits to be allowed to land at Kai Tak.
“With numerous skyscrapers and mountains located to the north and its only runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, landings at the airport were dramatic to experience and technically demanding for pilots. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranked it as the 6th most dangerous airport in the world.” (Wikipedia)
Original Art Work (Painted Photograph)
Acrylic color, tempera, pencil and ink on Fuji Crystal DP II Print
Size 100 cm x 70 cm x 8 cm
Mounted in a white frame made from wood and glass