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May 26, 2010

Amazing Paper Plane Installation

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"I Fly Like Paper Get High Like Planes" is an installation by artist Dawn Ng. She remarks, "[It's] core to my ongoing study of home. Having spent the past 8 years away, I have become obsessed by the notion of home and particularly intrigued by the origin of the word nostalgia which from two Greek roots, nostos, "returning home" and algos "pain."...Symbolic of travel, each paper plane carries this universal desire to leave or return home." [sic]

created at: 05/26/2010

It seems to be a series of rows of paper airplanes that are not suspended from the ceiling, but attached like a horizontal garland of sorts from a single point of origin.

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I'm sure standing in this room would be completely incredible.

Dawn Ng : I Fly Like Paper Get High Like Planes

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Beautiful installation and very compelling idea. Interesting that the artist brought up the East vs West idea of the paper airplane's inventions (DaVinci versus traditional Chinese) and both stand in contrast to the swept wing SST that modern paper designs such as the artists seem to emulate...or does it reference George Lucas's vision of a galactic fleet of fighters, or Battlestar Galactica's planetary migration away from  (or to) some mythologic home planet or future destination?

my 13 year old would say "wicked awesome!"

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