Fiona Banner

Merseyside UK 1966, lives and works in London

Nose Art
2015
Graphite, Harrier Jump Jet nose cones
two parts, each 79 x 107 cm
2015.FB.03

Here two Harrier Jump-Jet nose cones fixed high on the wall, which are covered in graphite pinstripe. The term ‘Nose Art’ refers to a military form of folk art, where aircraft are graffitied with popular cultural icons. Banner sees the nose cone as the most heroic part of an aircraft, and in this piece they are reminiscent of hunting trophies or breasts.