The Story Behind Mary Edna Fraser’s Aerial-Inspired Batiks

Charleston City Paper | April 20, 2011
Flying runs in the family for environmental artist Mary Edna Fraser. Her brother, father, and grandfather are all pilots, and she sometimes takes the family's 1946 Ercoupe airplane on a quest for inspiration. Up in the air, she finds her position and relinquishes the controls so that she can fully concentrate on photographing the landscape below. Of the 500 or so shots she takes, she chooses just one that will inspire a new piece of art.

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