The Spider and the Fly – Metal

In spring 1945, Orange, California, was the same sleepy town it had been throughout World War II. The conflict in Europe was over, but victory in the Pacific was months away. Three years of war had brought many hardships and trials to the residents of this small town. Yet, much of its daily life went on as always. Children blasted fly balls in the street between the neighbors’ cars, trying to squeeze in one more inning before sunset.

The air droned with the roar of new and exotic military aircraft. Suddenly, a shiny black airplane rocketed through the sky. The Northrop P-61, the Black Widow, was a big, powerful, brutish-looking fighter designed to prey on enemy night intruders. The dark sky was its habitat, and radar, a new mysterious invention, was its eyes. Like the black widow spider for which it was named, the P-61 was quick, potent and deadly. The children, seeing it fly over their town for the first time, would never forget the sight of this specter.


Well loved by the aerospace industry for being both lightweight and enormously durable, the reflective quality of the aluminum metal sheet prints add luminous color, depth, and high resolution detail to the artwork. The surface is water, scratch, and UV resistant, ensuring your print stay beautiful and endures the test of time.

Six-color print heat-fused onto a 0.045″ thick polished aluminum sheet with bonded rear stand-off frame.Each is artist-signed and numbered, with a decorative historical border.

Limited edition metal print of 500, sized 20″ x 15.675″ is $245

Limited edition metal print of 500, sized 30″ x 23.5″ is $395