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06.21.2018 | Spectroplexus | Free

June 21
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 31, 2018


St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) has unveiled an expansive aerial sculpture that captures the themes of flight, plays off moving rays of light and ultimately, gives passengers and visitors plenty of reasons to focus in on the beauty of art, rather than usual trials of travel. It was created by graduate architecture students within the Sam Fox School of Art & Visual Design at Washington University in St. Louis. It hangs in the ticketing lobby of STL’s Terminal 2, which serves Southwest Airlines. Students digitally designed, modeled and constructed 1,500 carbon fiber rhomboid-shaped modules which carry colorful translucent polycarbonate sheets in the shape of aerofoils. The frames were then linked together on site, and lifted into place 13 to 17 feet above the floor. As a whole, the 100 ft.-long sculpture, with hues of purples and greens, takes on the appearance of a murmuration—the effect of a mass of birds twisting and turning in tight formation.

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