Location: Dallas Love Field Airport
Size: 5’ H x 70’ W x 70’ D
Materials: Fiber glass, stainless steel, aluminum sheeting, reflective adhesive vinyl, LED electronics
Description: This suspended piece is in the shape of a tubular ring, outfitted with colored LED lighting that gives the illusion of spinning motion. The work is constructed of light weight fiber glass rod and contains embedded objects pertaining to flight (birds, bees, etc.) and the aviation history of the Dallas area (Dallas’s contribution to WWII aviation, models of planes manufactured in the area, etc.).
The goal of this project was to enliven the concessions area of the new Southwest terminal at DLF. As a new terminal, they sought to make the terminal OF art, not merely adorned by it. Integration of the work into the existing architectural plans was paramount to being selected for this commission. Creating a grounding center in the middle of the three-armed concourse, our sculpture has become the beacon of R and R for Dallas travelers.
Mid-Ocean is a collaborative team, so no less than 30 artists worked on this project in total, as well as lighting designers, engineers, and many volunteers from the community. The collaboration was an open flow of contributions and interpretations, all carefully orchestrated by Artistic Director Brower Hatcher and Lead Embedment Artist Marly Rogers.
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