Print "I Shall Read My Course in the Stars" abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells
Abstract sumi e print - read more about my work and process under About Me, bottom of the Home Page…
“For the most part, our flights were without incident. Like sea divers, we sank peacefully into the depths of our element.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, ‘Wind, Sand and Stars’
To read further what this painting was inspired by, see below…
The fine print you order is made from archival, museum quality giclée ink and hot press, acid-free 100% cotton rag media with a fine-tooth surface. Each will have an additional 1/4” white border to accommodate most framing needs, or which you can cut off if you wish. It is packaged in a crystal clear envelope with a sturdy back board for shipping and framing protection.
For all prints, expect 7 business days working time, as each is hand printed just before shipping. 20” x 24” ships in a round tube. Contact me for any other questions.
I have, like most of you, loved Antoine de Saint Exupéry for his famous classic The Little Prince. But when I read his book Wind, Sand & Stars, I loved him even more. He tells there of his days as a mail pilot between world wars out of France and across the Mediterranean. “Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. “
The romance of the Antoine de Saint Exupéry biographical stories enchants me to this day. The painting grew out of that.
It helped that I learned to pilot our own Cessna 175 in Canada- got my pilot’s license back in the days of the wild west of Alberta. I cherish that memory always.