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.
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 @
If you are interested in purchasing the unique 48’’ x 36’’ wood panel pieces please email me @ http://www.vexedart.com/contact.html
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…
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/vexedart_/
Over the 4th of July weekend, AXIS Flight School visited Skydive Suffolk in Virginia to coach and organize. Skydive Suffolk is the premier skydiving center in the Virginia Beach area and has been in operation since 1960.
On the first day, the DZ enjoyed good weather with partly cloudy skies. Jumps were made from the DZ’s PAC 750 and Skyvan until sunset. Nik and Brianne oraganized some challenging yet fun jumps for the locals, including belly and freefly disciplines.
A couple of attempts were made at the Virginia state head down record, and for the sunset load AXIS organized a swoop and chug to close out the day. Unfortunately the weather quickly turned that evening and did not clear for the remainder of the event.
We look forward to returning to this awesome drop zone and highly recommend other jumpers check it out if you are in the area. Here are some images by Jimmy Hatch for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
For more photos, please visit the Skydive Suffolk Facebook page.