Like luminous wings of a bird, or an exotic flying ship, the sculpture plays beneath the skylight. In daylight it projects the sun's rays in colored swaths onto the floor and reflects moving images over the ceiling and walls. At night, programmed lighting creates mysterious kinetic light paintings. From different vantage points various compositions reveal themselves, offering new views as travelers move through the airport. Each visit produces fresh discoveries depending on time of day and year.
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Title: "Light Wings."
Installation: June 2001.
Dimensions: 78' x 40' x 15'.
Materials: Laminated dichroic glass, cellular polycarbonate panels, stainless steel hardware and cables, computerized lighting.
Client: City of
Houston Aviation Department in partnership with the Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Harris County.
Architect: Gensler, Houston, TX.
Lighting Design: Bos Lighting Design.
General Contractor: Caddell.
Glass Fabrication: Haefker O'Neill Studio, Portland, OR and Standard Bent Glass, East Butler, PA.
Metal Fabrication: Albina Pipe Bending, Portland, OR.
Photography: Ed Carpenter