Broward County, Florida
Skip navigation links
About Us
Arts Education
Events
Funding
Public Art
Resources
Media
Skip navigation links
Calls to Artists
ArtsPark
Design Broward
Lee Wagener Art Gallery
PAD Tour
Artist
City
Inventory
Medium
Venue
30th Anniversary of Public Art
PAD Committee
Park Bond
Public Art Publications
Friends of Public Art
Artist in Residence
FAQ's
Idea Horizon

 

Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.
Click to enlarge image

 

Artist:  Liam Gillick

Title:  "Idea Horizon"

Medium:  Print - Other

Size:  42' x 490'

Year Installed:  2003

Venue:  Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

 

Description

This gargantuan art project "Idea Horizon", consisting of inkjet printing on vinyl (3M Scotchcal Electrostatic film) laminated over glass panels, is measured 42 feet high by 490 feet long. From a pale blue hue arises words and geometric shapes. The words are running into each other in such a way rendering them illegible. The artist 's intention is to allow the words and ideas ("created by every inhabitant of and visitor to Fort Lauderdale") to become a new "Idea Horizons" - thus, a completely new and fresh image that has not appeared in any existing style and format.

Regarding this artwork:

  • Flat work that embodies depth
  • Surface and backdrop simultaneously
  • The use of language
  • The use of structured image
  • The creation of an image of islands of ideas that can parallel the creation of reefs and horizons
  • Layered perspective
  • Transparent color
  • Distance and recession
  • Text following straight line

An image of idea horizons and aspirations that are created by every inhabitant of and visitor to Fort Lauderdale; language slipping in and out of focus, words at different stages of development, the introduction of poetic strategies, some thoughts to take and some thoughts to bring.

 

Artwork Images

Click thumbnails to enlarge images:

Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.

Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.

Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.Detail of Idea Horizon is a large scale see-through vinyl that features a variety of words.