Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Commissioned Art Installations by Philip Noyed

Philip Noyed has completed three major and innovative art installations for the Minneapolis St. Paul airport Terminal 2.  The installations are created to touch on themes based on the joy of air travel as well as interpretations of iconic Minnesota features.  Below is the video that covers the overall new installations at the airport.

 

The Leap of Joy

The Leap of Joy inspired by air travel and by Henri Matisse's painting, Bonheur de Vivre (The Joy of Life). I thought of the Joy of Life, the Joy of Color and the Joy of Travel ... and, from these ideas,  I developed the Leap of Joy.  The Leap of Joy expresses the joy of travel.  It starts with a 25-foot long angle light box that springs into an arc of free-floating rainbow diamonds that culminates in the Rainbow Leaper ... covered in rainbow vinyl.  The arc of the images and the Leaper follows the arc of an airplane taking off. This installation speaks to the magic of air travel and quantum leaping forward into the future. COLORS AND IMAGES All of the colors of the Rainbow are shown in the angle starting with red and ending with violet.  The diamonds invert the colors of the rainbow from violet to red and then there is a rainbow diamond immediately before the Rainbow Leaper.  All of the images are original photographs I shot of my paintings and digitally manipulated for this installation.  All of the images are Lambda prints surface mounted onto acrylic.  The Rainbow Leaper is constructed of Aluminum.

The Leap of Joy inspired by air travel and by Henri Matisse's painting, Bonheur de Vivre (The Joy of Life). I thought of the Joy of Life, the Joy of Color and the Joy of Travel ... and, from these ideas,  I developed the Leap of Joy. 

The Leap of Joy expresses the joy of travel.  It starts with a 25-foot long angle light box that springs into an arc of free-floating rainbow diamonds that culminates in the Rainbow Leaper ... covered in rainbow vinyl.  The arc of the images and the Leaper follows the arc of an airplane taking off. This installation speaks to the magic of air travel and quantum leaping forward into the future.

COLORS AND IMAGES

All of the colors of the Rainbow are shown in the angle starting with red and ending with violet.  The diamonds invert the colors of the rainbow from violet to red and then there is a rainbow diamond immediately before the Rainbow Leaper.  All of the images are original photographs I shot of my paintings and digitally manipulated for this installation. 

All of the images are Lambda prints surface mounted onto acrylic.  The Rainbow Leaper is constructed of Aluminum.

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the Rainbow diamond.

Aurora Borealis, brings the colors of the Northern Lights to life in the airport. The Aurora Borealis wall is 60 feet long by 6 feet tall. In the very middle of this sixty-foot long series of images is a rainbow diamond made of clear acrylic rods and lit with LED color lights that go through the colors of the rainbow. 

Aurora Borealis, brings the colors of the Northern Lights to life in the airport. The Aurora Borealis wall is 60 feet long by 6 feet tall. In the very middle of this sixty-foot long series of images is a rainbow diamond made of clear acrylic rods and lit with LED color lights that go through the colors of the rainbow. 

Rainbow Diamond in the middle of the Aurora Borealis.  Clear acrylic rods lit by LED lights going through the colors of the rainbow.

Rainbow Diamond in the middle of the Aurora Borealis.  Clear acrylic rods lit by LED lights going through the colors of the rainbow.

L'Etoile du Nord (The Star of the North)

This artwork is based on the Minnesota state motto, “L'Etoile du Nord" (Star of the North) is based on the Minnesota State Motto that was first adopted in 1861 and is on our state seal. L'Etoile du Nord is 6 feet tall, made of aluminum and covered with holographic rainbow vinyl.  Inside the star is a crystal prism that is lit so tiny light rainbows show on the ground below the star.  L'Etoile du Nord uses rainbows to both be visually beautiful, but also to impart the meaning that anybody of any race, creed, nationality or sexual orientation are welcome in Minnesota,.

This artwork is based on the Minnesota state motto, “L'Etoile du Nord" (Star of the North) is based on the Minnesota State Motto that was first adopted in 1861 and is on our state seal. L'Etoile du Nord is 6 feet tall, made of aluminum and covered with holographic rainbow vinyl.  Inside the star is a crystal prism that is lit so tiny light rainbows show on the ground below the star. 

L'Etoile du Nord uses rainbows to both be visually beautiful, but also to impart the meaning that anybody of any race, creed, nationality or sexual orientation are welcome in Minnesota,.

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