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PRODUCT STORY
Michelle says: I am an avid skydiver, artist, and nature enthusiast. I started skydiving in the spring of 2008. Shortly there after, I remember acquiring a strong desire to claim a piece of the sky for myself, to remind me of her beauty in her absence. If you love the ocean, she will give you one of her shells. Love the forest and he will lend you one of his branches. But love the sky and you are left empty handed? It seemed so unfair. Feverishly, I tried to think of a way to bottle a cloud or color the wind. That's when I realized that I may not be able to color the wind, but I can give the wind something to color with.

On July 9th 2013 the first painting by the sky was captured. Created during freefall skydives, this artwork is crafted entirely above ground, in the sky, and is untouched by human hand. While in freefall or under canopy, I release paints into the wind towards canvas or cloth to create stunning images that are literally painted by the sky. After they dry, these captured images are completed with their conception information. This information provides owners with a brief description of the sky's conditions at the time the piece was jumped, the amount of sky captured (meaning the total amount of free fall time for the piece), and the initials of the aircraft pilot who flew the load. This certifies the piece's authenticity.

As the facilitator, I get discretion in choosing the color or type of median used. But the artwork's design and final image is entirely up to the winds that paint them. I often have to remind myself that the real artist is not me, but rather the sky. It is rare that she gives me any one piece that looks quite like another. They are each unique and, like us, can never be duplicated.
MATERIALS
Acrylic on canvas
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Michelle Nirumandrad
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Cassie, UncommonGoods

May 07, 2014 03:33:33 PM

Michelle created this painting with the intention of capturing a piece of the sky. Check out the product story to learn more about how she collaborated with the wind to make beautiful art, then tell us if "Elation" captured your heart.

jo
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May 08, 2014 11:33:56 PM

Amazing work

Preston
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May 09, 2014 12:42:28 PM

This is amazing!! I am a fellow skydiver and I couldn't think of a better way to capture the sky. Before I even read about this piece it reminded me of the beautiful sky.

Eugene
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May 09, 2014 01:24:30 PM

Awesome

Alicia
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May 09, 2014 03:08:47 PM

Love these pieces Michelle! Absolutely amazing what you have captured-truly genius!

Alicia
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May 09, 2014 03:08:47 PM

Love these pieces Michelle! Absolutely amazing what you have captured-truly genius!

Michelle
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May 09, 2014 03:49:01 PM

Painting while plummeting creates a rather Uncommon Good ;) If you'd like a piece of the sky, please vote for my work, Captured Sky. Thank you all for the kind words and support!

Lindi
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May 09, 2014 04:04:07 PM

Super awesome Michelle!

Michelle
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May 09, 2014 04:05:06 PM

Painting while plummeting creates a rather Uncommon Good ;) If you'd like a piece of the sky, please vote for my work, Captured Sky. And thank you all for the kind words and support!

Michelle
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May 09, 2014 04:05:06 PM

Painting while plummeting creates a rather Uncommon Good ;) If you'd like a piece of the sky, please vote for my work, Captured Sky. And thank you all for the kind words and support!

cass
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May 09, 2014 05:22:03 PM

Michelle Works are awesome

bridget
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May 09, 2014 11:49:08 PM

Love It :)

Katie
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May 10, 2014 01:18:55 AM

Beautiful!

Paul
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May 10, 2014 08:34:26 AM

Awesome!

hillary
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May 10, 2014 12:46:13 PM

I've never seen anything like this. So awe inspiring..

Shanice
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May 10, 2014 03:17:09 PM

So cool! How can you do that in the sky?

Donna
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May 10, 2014 10:10:01 PM

The title expresses the emotion in the painting . I love the colors and the movement . It is art that you never get tired of looking at because the more you look at it the more you see. I want it. Is original for sale?

Theresa
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May 10, 2014 10:18:36 PM

Beautiful and creative!

Theresa
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May 10, 2014 10:18:36 PM

Beautiful and creative!

Sous
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May 11, 2014 10:23:36 AM

This is amazing, I like the combination of colors.

Michelle
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May 11, 2014 11:51:20 AM

@Donna,Wow! Thank you so much for the compliments, I love that you like Elation so much! And yes, she will be available for purchase following the conclusion of this competition, thank you :)

Michelle
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May 11, 2014 02:45:23 PM

@Shanice, I'm so glad you like it! I create these images with some paint, some canvas, and some cojones! Painting while falling from a plane is not for the faint of heart <3

Stephanie
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May 12, 2014 08:19:47 PM

Gorgeous!!!! Where can I get one???!??

Janet
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May 13, 2014 11:47:45 AM

Amazing work and the story is so cool! Keep me in mind when you start selling! Hope you win, good luck! :)

Janet
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May 13, 2014 11:47:45 AM

Amazing work and the story is so cool! Keep me in mind when you start selling! Hope you win, good luck! :)

Kelly
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May 13, 2014 02:38:14 PM

I would say these are rather uncommon! Crazy stuff!

Kelly
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May 13, 2014 02:38:14 PM

I would say these are rather uncommon! Crazy stuff!

T. Scott

May 13, 2014 03:08:46 PM

Beautiful, abstract piece full of vibrant energy. Powerful color combination. Excellent work.

Joyce
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May 13, 2014 03:31:49 PM

Such a beautiful painting!! Very creative!

Joyce
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May 13, 2014 03:31:49 PM

Such a beautiful painting!! Very creative!

Coley
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May 13, 2014 04:44:30 PM

I skydived thirty years ago. Amazing.

benny
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May 13, 2014 07:35:02 PM

Awesome art work! (:

Theresa
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May 13, 2014 07:54:17 PM

It is all about energy; Love IT!!

Judy
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May 13, 2014 08:13:19 PM

I am a fan.

josh
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May 13, 2014 10:25:45 PM

Elated to vote for it.

Dillon
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May 13, 2014 11:41:43 PM

Think, about it, this is the top 5 painting for me of all time! Elated*5, because Michelle paints hot fire!

Brittany
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May 13, 2014 11:44:29 PM

Awesome!

Kathy

May 20, 2014 05:39:23 AM

I love the colors and Iove how it is made. Very unique and a great conversation piece!

Joanne

June 02, 2014 03:45:11 AM

Very beautiful abstrect art. Nice job.

francoise

June 03, 2014 05:46:08 PM

awesome

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