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Daedalus Bedazzled

1996-

Daedalus Bedazzled

Daedalus Bedazzled, 1996 

Cut and Welded Steel Applique for Fence Panels

I.S. 5, Queens, NY
 

Daedalus Bedazzled

Daedalus Bedazzled, 1996 

Cut and Welded Steel Applique for Fence Panels

I.S. 5, Queens, NY

Daedalus Bedazzled

Daedalus Bedazzled, 1996 

Cut and Welded Steel Applique for Fence Panels

I.S. 5, Queens, NY

Daedalus Bedazzled

Daedalus Bedazzled, 1996 

Cut and Welded Steel Applique for Fence Panels

I.S. 5, Queens, NY

Daedalus Bedazzled

Daedalus Bedazzled, 1996 

Cut and Welded Steel Applique for Fence Panels

I.S. 5, Queens, NY

Daedalus Bedazzled

Daedalus Bedazzled, 1996 

Cut and Welded Steel Applique for Fence Panels

I.S. 5, Queens, NY

Description

This fence explores the topic of immigration. Although we are accustomed to thinking of Ellis Island as the entry point for new citizens of our country, in our day the entry point for new citizens is most often one of the two international airports in Queens—Kennedy and LaGuardia. Early experiments in flight were not only beautiful and whimsical, but also a testimony to the human imagination, exemplifying the courage and ability to dream and learn. I designed three panels and a gate on the Jacobus Street entrance to show in silhouette three of the more wonderful experiments. In one, Icarus, clad only in feathers, is portrayed in mid-flight over the gate. For the 51st Street fencing, quotations from early aviators St. Exupery and Beryl Markham are displayed to remind one of the wonder of a bird’s-eye-view. The words and the strip of landscape were appliqued at the site onto contractor-supplied fencing.

 
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