Client: Lovefield Airport, Dallas
Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Completion date: 2013
Artwork budget: $185,000
Martin Donlin Limited
Peters Glass Studios
City of Dallas Public Art Program
Dallas Lovefield Airport
25 metres wide X 4 metres high
Hand painted ceramic enamel on toughened glass
The central figure in the artwork is that of Moss Lee Love the pioneering aviator from whom Love
Field takes itʼ s name. To the left of the design a collage of images that are taken
from indigenous plant and bird life; the Pecan Tree and the Mockingbird are
overlaid with a flock of birds in flight. To the far right we can see a historic map of
Downtown Dallas from about the time of the first runway construction at Love Field.
To the left of the map is a large globe showing modern day flight paths around the
world with Dallas as a central location.
I collaborated with a number of local writers to decide on a scheme that would include text and poetry to flow across a large glazed area within the building, after meeting with the architect we decided to use a large coloured glazed area at the exit portal that told a story of pioneering aviators mainly Moss Lee Love
There are multi layers of poems that relate to mans desire to fly: Some of the text is totally legible and sharp to read while other layers of text are seen as soft dream-like “vapour trails” across the sky uniting and connecting everything.