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Nathaniel Foley

F-111 Aardvark consists of cones that are integrated with spires and held together under tension, supported by utilitarian containers (crates). This fragile relationship of forms exposes the delicate balance between grace and imminent danger, similar to the fleeting ballet of courting birds or the hostility felt between foes in a dogfight.

F-111 Aardvark, 2014. Aluminum, safety wire, field rivets, clecos, poplar, mild steel, cotton fabric, fiberglass composite, cork. H 102in x W 86in x D 162in