As the airplane accelerates down the runway, the cabin pressurization combined with g-forces from the takeoff make you feel heavy and sleepy. With no use of laptops or iPads allowed, a brief nap becomes the preferred pastime. A moment of serenity, forced at the top of the busy business travelers’ agenda. At least until the announcement is heard, “You may now use your portable electronic devices.”

“Paper, Airplanes” showcases a selection of drawings depicting people in these moments of stillness. Captured by hand, ink on Moleskine paper. A total of 20 drawings created over a period of one year, 64 mini pretzel bags, 63,946 accrued miles and a few lucky upgrades.