South Terminal, Miami International Airport, Miami FL
GHOST PALMS 2007 Miami International Airport, South Terminal International Baggage Claim, Miami FL The connection between plant structure and architecture is expressed through 5 large windows and the terrazzo floor in front of them. The windows use conventional storefront/curtainwall systems to create images of 5 different palm trees, each about 24 feet tall by varying widths. Detailed images of the palms created through sandblasting and hand applied glass enamel colors create the “illuminated shadow” of the large abstractions. The terrazzo floor is also a shadow/ghost, created in “colors” made out of black epoxy and a variety of stone and glass aggregates.
5 separate areas: 24 ft high by varying widths Total space is 300’ long Laminated glass with special pigment film interlayer; hand-painted, silkscreened, sandblasted glass enamel on tempered glass; aluminum; terrazzo; Miami-Dade Art in Public Places
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