I sold my narrative piece “Aerial View of Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth c.1942”
Acrylic on wood, 12” x 14”, 2021
The city of Fort Worth has many stories to tell by way of its history. As an Air Force veteran, I was personally drawn to the history of the first joint reserve base, NAS JRB, formerly Carswell Air Force Base. Researching how Fort Worth’s Air Force Base served as the primary training facility for B-24 Aircraft and other heavy bombing equipment in WWII, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War, helped me to see its significance to the thriving city Fort Worth is today. I chose the vantage point from the air as a pilot would see as they approached the base. I am drawn to camouflage shapes and forms as our uniform represents integrity, service before self and excellence in all we do. The comradery is something I value. Together service men and women each have their own experiences to share about how they worked together for a greater purpose.
Preservation to me means honoring the past by preserving history so it can continue to tell its story.
Big thanks to my supporters and Historic Fort Worth, Inc. for including me in the show!