"HIGH FLIGHT""On Laughter Silvered Wings"
BY KEITH FERRIS
L/E of 750. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Print Size: 24" x 18"
L/E Price: $130
Inspired by the world renowned aviator's poem by young Canadian pilot John Gillespie Magee, this painting portrays the joy of flight epitomized in his poem "HIGH FLIGHT". Magee dances among the clouds "On Laughter Silvered Wings" in the Spitfire in which he died on December 11, 1941 at Tangmere, England.
The words to the poem:
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
Sunward I have climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod