Threading the Eye of the Needle by William S. Phillips
Signed and numbered by the artist
Pristine artist's proof edition from a sold out 1994 publication.
Overall size: 38" x 30 1/4"
Image size: 34" x 25 1/4"
Includes the certificate of authenticity.
An F-18 Hornet is in the groove on short final for CVN-73, the USS George Washington.
It's said that landing a jet on the deck of a moving aircraft carrier is like threading the eye of a needle. Even on a super carrier the size of this one, the USS George Washington, it is a daunting proposition. William S. Phillips ought to know. With the full cooperation of the United States Navy, he spent three days aboard a super carrier in preparation for painting Threading the Eye of the Needle.