Airport Art-Philly Style

by mtremblay on May 14, 2014

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!

Please Share this on FB , Pin it and Tweet it too!!! You know you want to!

Happy travels to you!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Lilia Lee May 15, 2014 at 10:48 am

Beautiful pieces Michelle. Sorry I won't be in Philly any time in the foreseeable future!

mtremblay May 15, 2014 at 11:39 am

Thanks Lilla Lee!  You can enjoy them on FB too!

Cindy May 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Michele, thanks for the photos or I to would have missed the beauty.  My flight into Philly in April was late arriving so I missed them in person.  Please continue to brighten the world with your amazing work!!!

Jane Lovas May 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm


You make such lovely pieces.  Glad to see that the public gets to benefit from the.


Dorothy Pang, Fertility Coach & Acupuncturist May 15, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Thank you for posting this, I LOVE your art and I know that it brings great visual pleasure to all who are lucky enough to see it. I especially love that large white rose in front!  Of course, working in fertility, my logo involves flowers as well.  I feel like we are kindred sprits, working with healing and flowers! 

Laura Clark ~ Your Soul Wise Living Mentor May 16, 2014 at 8:08 am

I might just have to fly into Phili JUST to see YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Beautiful!

Cena from May 16, 2014 at 9:37 am

I LOVE that you are sharing your gifts with the world in this way Michele! Two of my favorite colors… and so beautiful. I can't wait until your work is in EVERY international airport! Sending you love!

laura May 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Beautiful work and  what an email :) :) :)  

Tricia Pine May 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Beautiful work! So happy so many are enjoying your creations! 

Lori Nash Byron May 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Oh, that image is so striking, Michelle! I love, love the colors. How rewarding for you to be able to impact people with your work. I'm not sure that I've been to the Philly airport, but I've noticed impressive artwork in Reagan National Airport. We could use some of your paper magic, here in Detroit!

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