FLIGHT PATTERN

Submitted by Paul Santoleri

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Client: Philadelphia International Airport

Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $38,000

Project Team

Artist

Paul Santoleri

pawzant

Industry Resource

keith mercovitch

yayclay

Client

Leah Douglas

Philadelphia International Airport Exhibitions Program

Overview

80 glazed and fired stoneware tiles, each 17 x 17.5 inches , total 36 ft x 6 ft, permanenty installed at Philadelphia International airport

Goals

the idea of design as well as fitting the tile mural into a designated area were integral to its success. I wanted to make an artwork that would be timeless in the airport space.

Process

tiles were glazed on studio floor and delivered to yay clay and after 11 firings completed , then i drove onto the runway at the airport to deliver the tiles to the airport interior and used two helpers to install the artwork permanently in two days.

Additional Information

so many people see this piece , it has many ripple effects, it is part of my series of feathers located in countries all over the world, so it is appropriate to have this one located at the airport of the city where i live