Orlando International Airport

Submitted by Guy Kemper

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Client: Greater Orlando International Airport

Location: Orlando, FL, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, 2000

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Artist

Guy Kemper

Industry Resource

Derix Glasstudios

Overview

So Long Bro. 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.

Goals

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.

Process

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

Additional Information

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.