Samuel Stewart · Final Flight

Final Flight

Fontaine l’Abbé, France 2012

Foam Core, PVA Glue
7400mm × 6350mm × 1400mm

Final Flight is a full scale replica of the last aerobatic aircraft produced in Normandy, France. The original aircraft were manufactured by hand in the small country town where the artwork was exhibited.

This skeleton of an aircraft — the last produced in the now empty factory — serves both as a memorial for the activity that once consumed the vast space, and as a reminder that all things must come to an end.