Brewster Buffalo

Robert Spellman gelli print of a Brewster Buffalo WW2 fighter plane.

Here's a print of a Brewter Buffalo, a fighter plane from the Second World War. These planes were manufactured in Long Island City, NY. They are sometimes labelled "The worst fighter plane of WW II" and the American pilots didn't like them - they were quite heavy and not maneuverable enough in air combat. The Finns did quite well with them against Soviet aircraft. The Finns, more worried about the Russians than the Germans, cast their lot with the Nazis. A strange sight indeed to see American made planes decorated with swastikas. (If only our veterans of that war could see America now; you can be sure they would be cracking some heads together right here at home.)

This image is made as a monoprint on a gelli plate with secret, patented additions. It's about 6 x 10 inches.

Music of the Moment

Some program music for a non-existent film, conveying uncertainty, a little tension, and a wait-and-see vibe. This is for cello, piano, bass drum, and viola.

I've started adding one of these compositional sketches with each Moonblog entry on the new and full moon. I also have a page with more of these compositions in progress. Go here for a listen.

New Moon ~ September 6th, 2021