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“Finfan”

Rising into view on approach to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport, a gleaming structure presents itself on the horizon. Its eighty-foot spines gesture toward the runways. Like an enormous wing or fin or fan, “Finfan” presents an iconic form, suggesting images aquatic, botanical, mechanical, aerodynamic. Its towering scale insures prominence against massive infrastructure; its transparency gives delicacy in a ponderous landscape. From the air and roadways, “Finfan” is guardian and gateway. At night it glows mysteriously, hues slowly changing, illumination sliding across its outstretched ribs. Uncompleted due to site permit issues.

"Finfan"

Airport

Client: Broward County

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Date: Designed 2007

Dimensions: 80’ x 200’ x 50’

Materials: Tapered aluminum masts with white powder-coated finish; custom fabricated adjustable stainless steel anchors; laminated dichroic safety glass fins; landscape materials; lighting.


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, gateway sculpture, gateway, gateway monument, exterior sculpture, art, glass art, art glass, public art, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art

Contact

Ed Carpenter Studio
1812 NW 24th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA 97210


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