110 x 25’. Blown glass, acid etched, vitreous enamels, silver stain, fired, laminated. Located in a connector, the art glass soars up to greet departing passengers as they board an escalator.
The design follows the path of the escalator then springs up at the bottom, visually pushing people on toward their gate. A simple, elegant and soothing gesture in grand scale and amazingly detailed and three dimensional on closer viewing. This series of images shows how my work succeeds on many levels relating to the architecture, the context, and the psychology of the space.
The airport initially wanted the artwork on a different wall. After building a model and examining the situation it was discovered that the best location was on the opposite wall. Commissioned by the Maryland Aviation Authority.
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