Vector Field

Submitted by Guy Bruggeman

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Client: Dallas%20Love%20Field%20Airport

Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $450,000

Overview

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Goals

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Process

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Additional Information

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