SHEILA KLEIN
LEOPARD SKY
Terminal Arrival Roadway, Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas, 2002
Aluminum, convex roadway safety mirrors, paint, lights
24' x 320' x 150'
Leopard Sky is an architectural installation of sequined aluminum panels, mirrors, and lights. The roadway ceiling becomes leopard print rendered as architecture. The work features 55 shaped aluminum panels that have been 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, hang from the ceiling, which is painted in an abstract design of yellow shadows and denim striations.

Leopard Sky is an architectural installation of sequined aluminum panels, mirrors, and lights at the international terminal in Houston, Texas. The work features 55 shaped aluminum panels that have been cut, painted black, and studded with parking lot safety mirrors and light fixtures. The panels suggest leopard spots or luminous clouds, and hang from the ceiling, which is painted in an abstract design of yellow shadows and denim striations.

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