Artist – Jade Wasling

Design Description

‘Artemis’ is inspired by the style of Australian aboriginal art and patterns in nature, in particular, that of the tiger moth. This refers to a well known plane designed by de Havilland. The mystical winged creature in the main spots of the wings is derived from the symbol on the side of a plane flown by Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who was inspired by the heroism of Amy Johnson to follow in her flight path to Australia, successfully accomplishing her dream in January 2016. The restored 1942 biplane which she took on her journey was named ‘The Spirit of Artemis’. The text on the side of the design is part of a quote from Amy Johnson herself, aiming to inspire it’s viewers to follow their dreams.

Artist Statement

Born and bred in Hull. Jade Wasling is a freelance community artist with 10 years experience of working professionally in the city. Since graduating in Fine Art in 2009, Jade has specialised in mural painting, carnival puppet and costume making, live art installations, performance and street theatre. Youth and community art workshops are an integral part of her work as she strives to encourage people to embrace their creativity and celebrate the culture of her home town.