|Style:||Oil on Canvas|
|Size:||48" x 72"|
|Price:||Please Call For Pricing|
German/American Aeronaut and artist whom played a very important role in balloon development and exploration. During her decade with Winzen Research, she obtained four patents and established herself as the finest plastic balloon builder in the world. However, in 1972, following an exhibit of her art work in Amsterdam, she began to conceive a project that would combine her two loves: art and ballooning. This lead to the series of flights called "DaVinci" aimed to perform "in situ" research on atmospheric pollution along with installations of original kinetic art. Vera spent two years designing and supervising the construction of a two-decker fiberglass gondola and an 11 story tall polyethylene balloon in which she eventually set a new overland distance record in the U.S. in 1979. During the same flight, Vera dropped tiny tetrahedron balloons carrying Douglas Fir seedlings into cleared areas, took time-lapse photographs, made sound recordings, and used mirrors to create special lighting effects in the clouds for the spectators on the ground. Her work was featured in group shows alongside her contemporaries, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol and Christo. She was still active, creating new art there the week of her death which occurred on July 31, 2012.