The Weird World of Folk Aviators
With his whimsical sculptures, Gregory Bryant celebrates early ideas about winged flight.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- Air & Space magazine, May 2012
Eric Long, NASM
After going through the Museum's technical files for several years, Bryant began to dream about early attempts at flight. This Aerial Windmill is based upon one of his dreams. "I dreamed that Tom Crouch and I were doing research in 19th-century folk aviation, and we came across this illustration. With the logic of dreams, the scaffolding is so it can take off in forests."
Made of cardboard, paper, cooking skewers, plastic (for the windows), twine.