This is one of the more unique projects
I’ve ever gotten to try. The city of
Virginia Beach has an active charitable
organization called “A Dolphin’s Promise”.
They ask a business or individual to
contribute to cancer research by buying a
dolphin and working closely with an artist
to decorate and display it.
The Military Aviation Museum wanted
more than just a paint job, they wanted
a full-blown swimming flyer. I spent far more time than I should have between the planning, painting, rebuilding, and fiberglass work, but it was just too much fun. Nicknamed “Flipp-air”, this piece is part dolphin-part WWII Corsair fighter plane and became one of the proudest moments of my artistic career; if for no other reason than its success and popularity with my partners in the project. We did something cool and did some good in the process..