Colors and Forms in Flight
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Artist: Dorothy Gillespie
Title: "Colors and Forms in Flight"
Medium: Painting - Mixed-Media
Size: 12' x 12'; total of 40 panels 25" x 28" each
Year Installed: 1989
Venue: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
The large abstract painting is comprised of 40 aluminum panels, each measures 25" x 28". The imagery is painted with enamel of intense and colorful designs. The artwork is installed at the East end of Departure Level, Terminal 3.
"Public art is a very important aspect of the art world today and an airport terminal is about as public as anything can be. I'm very excited about the use of aluminum as a painting ground because it is also the metal used for airplanes. Aluminum is a wonderful contemporary material and in this case it is being used in a space which is very contemporary - flight. The painting on the aluminum is totally abstract which is also very contemporary."
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