Flying Tiger-Pouncing Dragon
Flying Tiger-Pouncing Dragon

Randy Asplund

$ 2,275.00
16x20
Acrylic

   I am proud to say this painting won an award at Lunacon in New York in 2005. It depicts a fantasy exaggeration of the teamwork between the Nationalist Chinese and the A.V.G. (American Volunteer Group) in the second world war. The American unit, known as the Flying Tigers, flew on behalf of the Chinese, so their U.S. made Curtiss P-40 B/C Tomahawk fighter planes carried the emblem of China, not the U.S.A. The emblem is repeated in the clouds. The Dragon, representing the Chinese Spirit, siezes a Japanese Zero fighter from the tail of the plane flown by Charles Older of the Hell's Angels unit.