The Practical Creative

Painting in Freefall - my conversation with artist and skydiver Michelle Nirumandrad

May 21, 2020

In this episode I’m speaking with skydiver and artist Michelle Nirumandrad who collaborates with the wind on a concept called ‘Captured Sky’. What this looks like in practice is Michelle literally jumping out of airplanes with paint and canvas, and collaborating with the sky as she falls, to create striking artworks that literally ‘capture the sky.’

In this conversation we cover a host of topics about her practice including:

  • How she first conceived of working this way

  • The incredible technical and creative challenges that arose, and she is continuing to grapple with

  • How she re-purposes her waste materials to create more artworks

And a fantastic creative challenge at the end.

So please enjoy this inspiring and exhilarating conversation!