Yes, it's true! My 2 pieces "Mandala: Pursuit of Suri" a flower field piece and "Rosalba" a large paper sculpture are living (temporarily) in US.Airways Terminal B of the Philadelphia International Airport. They have been there since December and will remain till the summer. It is such an honor to serve the many people who travel through the airport as well as those who work there every day.
My intention when making my art is to lift people up, to transport them to joy, to connect them with their deeper selves… a mood elevator in every way. This is a task I take quite seriously. There are many opportunities in the world we live in to receive joy as well as sorrow. My focus is always on the joy.
An e-mail from a traveler who saw my work at Terminal B in the Philadelphia International Airport says:
"Today I had a 2 hour layover in the Philly airport and decided to take a walk instead of just sitting around. As I was moving through a busy terminal surrounded by people, noise, and more ads than one can count, I noticed an explosion of color and pattern.
I stood studying your Paper Garden display admiring the time and effort (love) you put into it that is obvious to the viewer. It was 20 minutes later that I realized I hadn't moved while trying to absorb each separate shape and the colors they reflected back at me from the white field behind them.
I want to thank you for allowing such a beautiful piece to be placed in such a public area. Normally I dread my time traveling, but your art gave me a chance to pause and appreciate something I would have never known if not for my urge to walk."
WOW! He received the joy!!! Can I tell you it was the most exciting e-mail. It feels good to know someone I have never met was touched by work I had put there for him to see. So grateful to him for reaching out to me and giving me the gift back. Is is why I do what I do.
So this begs the question…Do you notice art as you travel from place to place? There are many airports besides the Philadelphia International Airport that have wonderful art for you to enjoy. Do you take a moment to stop and have a look? Hope from reading this post you will start looking for the art.
So stop. Catch your breath. Have a look. It is waiting there just for you!
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Happy travels to you!