Painting, Mural, Western Landscape, Rocket Airplane in View
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Mural): 1783.1 x 2286cm (58 ft. 6 in. x 75 ft.)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Earth flight environment, 1976; L-shaped mural; depicts panoramic view of western landscape with a lone airplane on the right, lightning, rain, rainbow and cloud formations rise toward a rocket airplane; at top of the vertical section is the aurora borealis and the stars of space; the border at the bottom is decorated with a variety of weather map symbols.
This mural represents the freedom and environment of flight.
Earth Flight Environment is artist Eric Sloane’s tribute to America’s spacious skies. Sloan created the mural for the opening of this Museum in 1976. It is his largest and most well-known cloud painting.
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum