Friday, May 7, 2010
Taking Flight. May 8, 2010
Eringer's A'2 featured "Pegasus". It was based upon the Nose Art of the plane his Uncle, Edward Stanley, flew in WWII.
Instead of Bombs representing 'Missions', Robert suggested he would prefer that I paint a series of "Hemingway" Pens made by Mont Blanc. He asked me to paint eleven of them. Not only is 11 a 'Master' number in numerology, but it was the number of covert missions Eringer had undertaken by that time.
The Hemingway Pen was what Eringer carried with him everywhere he went, to jot down his creative and novel ideas... Eringer felt, "The Pen is Mightier than the sword", and so it made sense to portray his mighty pens rather than Bombs.
Our trip to France was soon approaching and Pegasus was set to fly.