Flexjet, the Bombardier-owned Canadian private jet company, plans to create artworks using a Learjet jet engine as a “paintbrush.” The art, by Jet Art Group’s artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt, is being created as part of the Learjet’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Von Anhalt “paints” her art by positioning a canvas some 50 feet directly behind a Learjet engine and then hurling paint into the exhaust of the jet engine. The paint is then carried by the exhaust and deposited on the canvas.
“The blast from a Learjet aircraft engine creates the most amazing texture and structure, which simply cannot be achieved by a brush or a palette knife,” says the artist.
The resulting art must be extraordinary, as it sells to collectors for amounts in the six figures.