Blown glass, acid etched, leaded, over 700- 4” cast jewel lenses and prisms. Projecting several hundred feet into the central hub, the composition is lifted above eye level, preserving the horizon line and giving a sense of openness and security.
The piece is sensitive to the use of the space and the ceiling in particular. Creating an environment at a gate area should be calming as well as dramatic.
The deadline was very tight and the budget small, so I decided a simple design in grand scale was a good solution. I worked intensely with the construction team for a smooth collaboration. Commissioned by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
This was my first large commission and first commission using Derix Glasstudios as a fabricator. The window has since been removed due to concourse expansion through the wall it was in.
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