I am a painter who has worked with the theme of flying for over 10 years. Recently I have been making mobiles of laser-cut flying people. My experience of gliding makes me think we do not need angels’ wings to fly.
Also I have been making collages of the photographs I have taken from the windows of airliners. Seeing how few airline passengers look out of the windows suggested my JaneAir plane which I still ‘fly’ occasionally.
My uncle - a photo-reconnaissance Spitfire pilot in WW2 left me his flying logbook and his medals. I have used photographs he took in series of works.
.Jane Oldfield was born and brought up in Harewood, Yorkshire but she now lives and works in Twickenham, West London. She was studying at Hornsey College of Art in 1968, and then did a M.Sc. at UMIST, Manchester.