Sketchbook

Jan Chambers brings her creative sensibilities as a costume and set designer to our exploration of Ibn Firnas and his flight. Her challenge is to create imaginative visualizations of Ibn Firnas and an early flying device, which are rooted in the social, visual and material contexts of his time and place, ninth-century Córdoba and the Umayyad court. Her sketchbook illustrates her responses to this design challenge, with the visual interpretations evolving over time in response to our collaborative research.

Rough sketchscreen  grffon vulturescreen  wingshape 2screen

tunicscreen   silhouettescreen   harnessscreen

wing 1 backscreen   wing & garment sketch 8[7]screen    cad wing composite[6]screen