Artist Uses Learjet 40XR Engine Blast as Paintbrush

 - April 30, 2013, 3:45 PM

To mark Learjet’s 50th anniversary, artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt is using the engine thrust from a Bombardier Flexjet Learjet 40XR, in lieu of a paintbrush, to create new masterpieces today and tomorrow at Signature Flight Support in West Palm Beach, Fla. To create her latest artwork, von Anhalt is hurling paint into the engine exhaust–a force of approximately 3.5 tons–while standing 50 feet between the aircraft and the canvas. The heat and air velocity dispensed from the Learjet’s engines “blends and welds the paint onto the canvas, resulting in unusual abstract paintings.”