Sky Rider

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  • Let the dreamer in you fly

     

    Sky Rider is an ode to the thrilling jet age of the 1950s, when everything seemed possible. If you could fly coast to coast in a few hours, why couldn’t supersonic speeds or even outer space travel be next?

  • To capture the sky-high imagination of the youngster that would have piloted this pedal plane, I staged this image outside with the real sky as the background.

    Not only did this heavenly backdrop help me tell the story, but it gave me an opportunity to incorporate the landscape genre into my work. The outdoors setting also provided entirely different lighting than I use in most of my work - note how few shadows Sky Rider has.

     

    Other details

    The Murray Super Sonic Jet pedal car was produced in the 1950s as jet airliners were changing travel worldwide. I particularly love the atomic-motif decals which give a nod to the burgeoning space age as well; they inspired me to include a small moon (painted just above the nose of the jet) to symbolize the 1950s beginning of the space race.

    If you like this image, I invite you to see Star Chaser, which features a rocketship pedal car. 



  • All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

    All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.

    Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.

    Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print.



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