Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

Artist - Fausto Fernandez

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Tailplane Patterns, 2013
440 x 40’ terrazzo floor
Fabricator: Advance Terrazzo

Painter Fausto Fernandez tapped his love of layered colors and mechanical shapes to design a floor inspired by the outline of an airplane’s horizontal stabilizer, known as a tailplane. Fernandez used ten colors to create the platform’s rhythmic geometric patterns and sweeping bands. He heightened the floor’s reflective qualities by adding aggregates of recycled, crushed glass and mirror.

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