Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

Artist - Daniel Mayer

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Content_DanMayer (1)Daniel Mayer
Variable Order, 2013
480 x 40’ terrazzo floor
Fabricator: Advance Terrazzo

Daniel Mayer’s interest in letterpress printing inspired the design for his terrazzo floor, which includes more than 1,000 embedded metal letters. He chose Garamond italic lower-case typeface for the letters because of its calligraphic elegance, and combined the letters with two, large-scale hand-written phrases: “timeless is the open” and “limitless is the open.” Recycled crushed mirror, blue and clear glass were added to give the floor’s eight colors vibrancy, depth and detail.

Public Art project was commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program with Aviation percent for art funds.