The Human-Powered Wing
 
 
 

All drawings, paintings, sculpture & images are the creation and intellectual property of Denis V. Curry, unless contra-indicated.

 
 

D.V. CURRY
"Rock Split"
Bronze 42 x 84cms

 
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 VINOGRADOV I.N.
Aerodinamika ptits-paritelei.
(The aerodynamics of
soaring bird flight.)
DOSARM, MOSCOW 1951.


D.V. CURRY
"Manus"
Mixed media.
l:300 cms
'Flight primaries, used for
testing of aerodynamic
functions'

 
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NORBERG R. A.
Function of vane asymmetry
and shaft curvature in bird
flight feathers, inferences on
flight ability of Archeopteryx.
Eichstätt 1984
D.V. CURRY
Study - Thorax/humerus
Pen
 
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D.V. CURRY & CJ PENNYCUICK
Study of Columba Livia.
Aluminium.
Unique cast.
 
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 PENNYCUICK C. J.
Power requirements for horizontal
flight in the pigeon Columba
Livia.J.exp.Biol.Vol.49
p.527-555. 24 April 1968
D.V. CURRY
"Airflow" - oscillating wing
Pen/wash
20 x 30 cms
 
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WEIS-FOGH T. & JENSEN M.
Basic principles of insect flight.
Phil. trans. R.Soc. Lond. 1955

D.V. CURRY
"Upstroke"
Bronze
L.60 cms. edn.9
 
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 SHISHKIN, S. N.
O prochnosti krylev ptits.
(on strength of birds wings)
TsAGI, No.258 Moscow 1936
D.V. CURRY
"Horizons"
Acrylic
120 x 200 cms
Composition with ULLA NORBERG'S
'Force diagram'
 
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 NORBERG ULLA M.
Evolution of vertebrate flight:
an aerodynamic model for the
transition from gliding to active
flight. Eichstaff 1984
D.V. CURRY
"Eaglet"
Welded steel
l.26cms
 
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 PRINGLE J.W.S.
Insect flight
Cambridge, U.Press 1957

SHIPMAN PAT.
Taking Wing
Archeopteryx and the Evolution
of Bird Flight.

D.V. CURRY
"Golden Eagle"
Bronze
h.125 cms edn.6.

 
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 HILL A.V. The dimensions of
animals and their muscular
dynamics. Science Prog.,
Vol.38, pp 209-230 1950