When I proposed this project, I knew that I would have a person placed in an airplane. Turns out, Daniel Sanchez, an architecture student from Santiago de Cali, Colombia is that person (being that his childhood aspiration was to become a pilot). I think the plane appropriate regardless as Daniel travels extensively throughout the world, marking Cape Town, Africa his favorite. I constructed the plane using bricks as that is the chosen material of Rogelio Salmona, a notable Colombian architect. (That the plane may not fly; an engineer's problem, no?) Daniel "stuck with" Salmona after given the choice between architects Barrera (read his sad and seems-to-me unlikely story), Buscaglione, Salmona and VÃ©lez.
The subject flies over los Farallones, the mountains that rise outside of Cali.
He wears a torero's jacket. Please note that only non-Spanish speaking persons say "matador"...so I've heard. The torero jacket serves as a nod to Enrique Grau, a painter and member of three famed Colombian artists that includes Grau, Botero and ObregÃ³n. The torero jacket also should suggest Daniel's connection to the traditional (or is it stereotypical?) South American male persona. I see hundreds of beautiful woman surrounding Daniel on his Facebook account and many profess their undying love on his "wall".
Roses (placed low on the page) suggest the mega-import from the country and link the people (jacket with roses) and their art to the land.
Note: I should check the perspective on my plane's bricks and on its construction. I had used for a model a cardboard airplane costume I saw online. Or I should have Daniel redraw it properly (stealing more lines from a Salmona building) and email is back to me? Always good to farm out the tough stuff to professionals....
daniel no. 1 like this?
daniel no. 2 or more cropped like this?