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This ongoing project documents an extensive collection of model planes, made by an elderly Chilean artist. All the planes are from the WWI & II p… Read More
This ongoing project documents an extensive collection of model planes, made by an elderly Chilean artist. All the planes are from the WWI & II period and were fashioned by Luis Greenhill Hozwen using only found materials. A digital technique has been applied to each photograph. That treatment references textures and fragments of information related to the project narrative, such as pages from the original reference encyclopedias consulted and letters from the artist. Read Less
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Tales of an Unknown AviatorĀ 

This ongoing project documents an extensive collection of French, Italian, Polish, Japanese, German, Russian, English and American model planes from the World War I & II (1914 - 1945) that are palm sized, one-off andĀ 
made by an elderly man who lived in Southern Chile. Luis Greenhill reproduced his model planes from looking at photographs found in old books. He fashioned the planes by hand carving wooden blocks and gluing together recycled materials. Like objects glimpsed in a dream, the model planes have been photographed and then digitally treated in away that further blurs the line between fact and fiction. Seen as a whole, the project speaks of time, nostalgia, memory, simulacra, repetition, intervention, layering, courage, loss, sacrifice and the nature of conflict.


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
Curtiss XSB2C-2 Helldiver
Martin B-26 Marauder
Blohm & Voss BV 141
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Etrich Taube
Grumman F4F Wildcat