(Airplane) Paradise Bird New York2018-12-12T09:17:19+00:00

A PARADISE BIRD IN NEW YORK CITY

Shortly after the 9/11 Twin Towers attack in 2001 Borst built an airplane by his own hand, along with a large painting to commemorate the victims of this tragedy. Frank was inspired by a vision of the plane’s passengers asking him to make a memorial for the loved ones they had left behind. In his vision they showed him hundreds of hands lifting the airplane “Paradise Bird” up to the sky, and asked him where he wanted to place their monument. He told them: “Everywhere!”  Then they asked him: “Where do you want to locate it specifically?”  Frank answered: “Any place in Manhattan, New York City!”
For the cockpit Frank built a kaleidoscopic interior from pinball playing fields, with their amazing lay-outs and colorful lightning. Numerous blinking bulbs seem to symbolize a color ring of candle light. The result is a dazzling Pop Art experience.

Frank Borst Airplane Leiden

Size:length 19,6 Feet  Width 26,2 Feet x Height 6 Feet.

Henk Bouwman Fotografie

AIRPLANE FRANK BORST LEIDEN

Size: Length 19,6 Feet  Width 26,2 Feet  Height 6 Feet.

 A PARADISE BIRD AT THE  MAKERS FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM  2013