F-4 Landing Gear Wall Sculpture

From the friendly skies to your living room, bring the essence of flight home with this aircraft art.
created by

Ward Wallau

$2400.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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Flight Patterns

Forged from metal and lifted by winds, this powerful statement piece captures the essence of flight. Artist Ward Wallau salvages rear landing gear doors from military F4 phantom jets and refurbishes them by hand, creating elegant icons of forgotten Americana.

Used by the Air Force, Navy, and Marines between 1958 and 1981, each door in this limited edition set of 32 comes individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Wallau polishes the aluminum to a mirror finish and adds armature to the lever for easy hanging. Doors may be upright or lowered to a down position, echoing as it was years ago. A perfect landing for pilots, former flyers, or airplane enthusiasts, this once-airborne focal point anchors your home in strength and levity. Made in the USA.

Due to the nature of the reclaimed material, we are providing the following warning as required by law:

WARNING: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Due to the nature of the materials used, we are providing the following warning, as required by law:

WARNING: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau

location

California

Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
aluminum
Measurements
23" H x 34" W
Care
Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Item ID
24537

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 12/23/2016.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.


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