Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 1
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 2
Ed Carpenter’s exterior airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, is a prominent icon at the turnoff to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and visible from several adjacent roadways. / image 3
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 4
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 5
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 6
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 7
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 8
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. / image 9
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, installation images. / image 10
Ed Carpenter’s iconic Airport entrance sculpture, Ascendus, installation images. / image 11

“Ascendus”

“Ascendus” suggests the excitement of flight and evocations of wings, feathers, and, especially, ascent. Rising to a height of 60′ against a background of beautiful native trees and shrubs, it is a prominent icon at the turnoff to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and visible from several adjacent roadways. The high tech forms and materials of the sculpture are illuminated at night by fifty-four LED flood lights mounted throughout the structure. Implementation of “Ascendus” was a collaboration between Ed Carpenter Studio, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, SteelFab of Charlotte, and the consultants, suppliers, and sub contractors listed in details.

"Ascendus"

Airport

Client: Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Charlotte, North Carolina

Date: August 2012

Dimensions: 60’ x 16’ x 16’

Materials: Galvanized mild steel, stainless steel, laminated glass


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, gateway sculpture, gateway, gateway monument, monumental gateway, exterior sculpture, art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, tension sculpture, tension structure, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, art tower, sculpture tower, art monument, monumental art, entry sculpture

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