Osceola Refetoff | Armchair in the Sky | ARMCHAIR IN THE SKY

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In Transit - FTE to BRC (El Calafate to Bariloche - Patagonia Argentina) - 2006


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been enthralled by the everyday surrealism of modern air travel. Inspired by a vernacular image from the early days of commercial aviation, I was struck not only by the marvel of aerial views, but also by the presence of the wing, a riveted mass of inevitably obsolete machinery that renders these images evocative and anachronistic. Wherever I go, I always secure a seat behind the wing, and delight in the casual miracle of speeding across the heavens.

I have been collecting photos for this series for over 20 years using various cameras, both film and digital. The images do not take their final form until they have been interpreted as photographic prints, a process I began in June of 2016. While I'm generally considered a "desert photographer," I approach this work as an extension of my landscape practice that examines the interaction of humans with the environment.

In Transit - FTE to BRC (El Calafate to Bariloche - Patagonia, Argentina) - 2006

First printed: 2016

Scapes – 3-Person Exhibit Curated by Hayley Marie Colston – Unita – El Segundo, CA – 2018
High and Dry (3-Person Show) - Curated by Delia Cabral - FAB-Gallery - Santa Monica, CA - 2016
Flight Patterns - Art Share LA - Los Angeles, CA - 2016