USPA Parachutist Cover July 2017

Mike Hall jumps with the American flag while the sun begins to set at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

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2016 Vexedart project

Words by Vedi Djokich

After the filming of vex 13 000 – skydive art project- https://youtu.be/sQFwrJ8M8jE , I wanted to revisit the concept of painting in freefall. This time though, the focus was on capturing the destructive passage of time. Documenting how it slowly erased the work and images that I created, until they ultimately disappeared. I wanted these designs to also have a connection to time, so I drew up these 3 images:

Rabbit Skull : representing the past – memory of a childhood pet.

Cicada Eyes : representing the present – changing & evolving visions.

Balloon Skull : representing the future – inflated fears & the inevitable. These designs were screen printed onto fabric, hand painted, and sewed into steamers that would inflate in terminal velocity. They were then attached to 30lbs jugs that I held onto while skydiving, which slowly released paint onto the images. The paint continued to spill out with each second of freefall, until it devoured all 13 ft of fabric, leaving nothing left. My white gear also got covered. During the last jump the paint jug imploded and my right arm was covered in black paint.

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I created unique wood pieces of the 3 images, along with hand printed (silk screened) & painted, limited edition prints of /30, on paper of each design.

These prints are available for purchase through my online store @
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If you are interested in purchasing the unique 48’’ x 36’’ wood panel pieces please email me @ http://www.vexedart.com/contact.html
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Special thanks to the following skydivers, videographers and photographers for helping to capture this project.

Sara & Steve Curtis : – http://www.azarsenal.com

Nik Daniel : – https://blog.niklasdaniel.com

Jason Peters : – http://www.aboveallphotography.com

Thanks also to Cosmoprod for composing the original music.

Artist & Editor Vedi Djokich @ http://www.vexedart.com/home1.html

16 pages of behind the scenes content from this art series @ http://www.vexedart.com/Time_art_seri…

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vex 13 000 – skydive art

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Combining elements of skydiving and art into one project revolving around time and the transformation of self: continuously moving beyond the cycle of fear, letting go of inhibitions, and falling into the unknown vision.
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