Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous records and achievements followed. She was a true pioneer and a great inspiration for other female pilots and aeronautical engineering and was regarded as a feminist icon.
I’ve always been looking for inspiration from people around me, living or once very vivid. If they can do it, I can. Many of my portrait are women, it’s my way to even out the numbers of female-male portraits through history.
This collage symbols all the countries Amelia Earhart passed on her last flight. Stamps from early 1900 when Earhart did her attempt to fly around the world. Stamps from Persia, before the country became Iran, from Bayern when it was still an independent country. Cyprus, Ceylon, Samoa, and Sweden.
Paper size 57×76 cm with raw edges. Size of artwork 39×54 cm. Collage and acrylic on 638 g/300lb acid free paper.