Oct 27, 2009

From Afghanistan with Love, part 1

"The Distance" - 18" x 24" - oil


Where's Steven at now? Well for the past two weeks I've been on a trip with the Air Force en route to Afghanistan. As a member of the Air Force Art Program I sometimes get called to go to different bases to document the current activities and later donate a painting based on the trip. It's always an honor to travel with the Air Force. I see it as my way of giving back. I would have posted this blog earlier but my mother reads these posts and would have lost sleep thinking about her son going to Afghanistan.

I met up with everyone from the program on Tuesday and flew out of BWI on Wednesday. I think that out of the two weeks, we spent one week in airports. We had a slight bump in the road when a fuel leak on our plane forced us to spend the night in Landstahl, Germany. If you have to break down somewhere... Germany's not a bad place at all.

By the time we landed in Kyrgyzstan it was Saturday morning. I had no concept of time or space at this point. I along with about 100 soldiers exited the plane only to board a bus that would take us to be briefed at Manas Air Base. - to be continued...

"Between Homes" new paintings by Steven Walker
November 06 - December 23, 2009
opening reception, Friday, November 6th 6:00 until 9:00 pm
Glave Kocen Gallery 1620 W. Main St., Richmond, VA


ariel freeman said...

Hi Steven, I was a flight nurse in the Air Force for many years and have flown on many AF planes. Can't wait to hear how your trip went and see the paintings. Thank you for your participation in this program!

Lauren Maurer said...

Steven, this is a great painting! I can't wait to hear more about this trip- it's very impressive that you were chosen to be a part of this program!

Tracey Clarke said...

Looking forward to hearing about your trip....very cool.

Sheila said...

You are the Man! I so admire you for doing what you're doing. Return home safe and we're all eager to hear about your trip.

Steven S. Walker said...

Thank you Ariel,Lauren, Tracey and Sheila! I've enjoyed my time in the program and all of the opportunities that I have had. I'll keep you all posted on all things eventful and uneventful.

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