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Artist: Liam Gillick
Title: "Idea Horizon"
Medium: Print - Other
Size: 42' x 490'
Year Installed: 2003
Venue: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
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.
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