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Colors and Forms in Flight
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Colors & Forms in Flight is multi-colored abstract mixed-media painting.
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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*

*Please contact Jody Leshinsky-Horne to view this work.


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.

Artist Statement

"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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Colors & Forms in Flight is multi-colored abstract mixed-media painting.Colors & Formas in Flight