“Aloft” – Wichita, KS
Artist: Ed Carpenter
Collaboration with artist on concept design, structural design, detailing, budget, fabrication, and installation sequence
Coordination with owner, engineers, fabricators, material and lighting consultants
3D computer modeling, rendering, and animation. Development of all working drawings for fabrication
Project manager for sculpture installation. Active participant of installation crew.
Brief Description: Spanning 365′ in the new terminal of the Wichita Airport, the sculpture’s wing-like gesture floats gracefully through the airport lobby. The beauty of the artwork is enhanced through the intricacy of its details and it’s mysterious tensile presence.
Project Metaphors: flight, aerodynamics
Client: Wichita Airport
Installation Completion: 2015
Dimensions: 365′ L x 65′ W x 15′ H
Materials: stainless steel cable, polycarbonate fins, laminated safety glass fins