Terminal Arrival Roadway, Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas, 2002
Aluminum, convex roadway safety mirrors, paint, lights
24' x 320' x 150'
Leopard Sky was an architectural installation of sequined aluminum panels, mirrors, and lights at the international terminal in Houston, Texas. The roadway ceiling became leopard print rendered as architecture. The work featured 55 shaped aluminum panels that were cut into spots, painted black, and studded with parking lot safety mirrors and light fixtures in matching 24-inch round convex shapes. The panels, suggesting leopard spots, or even luminous clouds, hung from the ceiling which was painted in an abstract design of yellow shadows and denim striations. The piece was removed in 2020 due to major renovations.

Partners: Houston Airport Systems, Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County, PGAL Architects, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting, Blumenthal Sheet Metal Fabrication