A wonderful film by Caroline Juler about the life and work of Denis Curry who was an elected member
of the RCA in 1992.
is a draughtsman, painter and sculptor whose passion for depicting
animals in movement has led to the invention of his own flying
machine. Denis lives in Wales. He celebrated his 104th birthday in
"If there is one artist in Wales and the UK whose artistic pursuit has, throughout his prolific life, centred on Flight, it is Denis Curry, who combines a “profound knowledge of nature’s engineering structure with poetic vision”. An exceptional draughtsman, painter and sculptor he has integrated aesthetics, aeronautics and natural sciences as processes in his work."
Caroline Juler's film takes us on a journey with the intrepid Denis and his dream of human-powered flight. One is reminded of Icarus and Daedalus as well as the incomparable Leonardo ... and of course those late 19th and early 20th century pioneers.Dr Ceri Thomas RCA