Called jet art, the practice involves an artist standing on a platform between a plane and a canvas, allowing the power current of the engine to hurl paint onto the canvas, creating abstract paintings. (See "Reshaping Flight for Fuel Efficiency: Five Technologies on the Runway.")
Von Anhalt made new paintings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Learjet, a line of personal luxury jets.
Why We Love It
"We enjoyed the interplay between the dark, brooding mood of this picture and the less-than-serious situation that it depicts."—Chris Combs, news photo editor