Friday, June 5, 2009


There is so much talent in jail. Louis has a great deal of imagination. So much so that he designed a flying vehicle called the "Flying Duck". Louis used regular 81/2 by 11 inch paper. The design is so well executed that it could be build as a model or full scale. The engine room is complete, all the electrical wiring is illustrated, the stairs are in, the the rails, walls, floors, etc are all perfectly visible. There are several views, showing the "Flying Duck" from above, cross section, and from below. The details are exquisite. What makes this even more amazing is that Louis has no mechanical arts training and he didn't even have a ruler but had to use the side of a book for a straight edge.

I have hung his drawings in my office. I love it not only because it is a beautiful rendering and so clever but I also use it to illustrate that goals that are well-defined are most likely to be realized.