Flying Fortress has announced his newest solo show “One Man Army” taking place this week in Brooklyn. In the show, Flying Fortress will pay tribute to Vaughn Bodé‘s famous cartoon world and remix it with his own cartoon world. The show will essentially be a meeting and blending of Bodé‘s “Lizard‘n‘Wizard” style and Flying Fortress’s “Teddy Troopers”. “One Man Army” will open June 15th at the Mighty Tanaka Gallery located at 111 Front St., suite 224 in Brooklyn, New York. Enjoy the preview pics below.
“I was given the opportunity to travel to America. After reading the book ‘The Famine Diary” I was inspired to communicate a message of hope and appreciation to the Irish abroad. The Irish are deep rooted in American history. The longer I stayed, the more I understood this. I had the idea to export the talents of the Irish. We are known through history for excelling when abroad. So I contacted the artists Jim FitzPatrick and Damien Dempsey and told them my idea of a collaboration. ..
“…I have a sketch of Jim’s from 15years ago illustrating St.Patrick, it was fitting to my idea and timing (Paddy’s Day) Damo as usual, provided inspirational words , clear and to the point. I painted the supersized wall in Fort Smith, Arkansas, located in the middle of the US. I loved every minute painting. I felt more like a messanger rather than a artist. I prefer this role. Surrounded by beautiful people, it was a home away from home, I became a part of the Fort Smith family.” -Maser