|LAX- 9/11: Red, White, and Blue
by Paul Tzanetopoulos
|Los Angeles International Airport
Century Boulevard and the Century/Sepulveda Boulevard Exchange, Los Angeles, California, USA
|1.5 mile span of 26 illuminated pylons
11 pylons, 6’ diameter, ranging from 25’ to 60’ on Century Blvd. and 15 pylons, 12’ diameter, 100’ high at the intersection of Century Boulevard & Sepulveda Boulevard
|Translucent glass, computer-driven kinetic light display|
|Los Angeles World Airports, for Los Angeles International Airport|
Created in 2002, “9/11: Red, White and Blue,” a temporary installation, echoes the locator aspect of the Gateway Pylons, in that it references both the United States and its focused attention to the solemn day of September 11, 2001. I wanted to illustrate both context and contemplation by the use of white light, which contains the entire spectrum of light and represents the diversity of life, and the specificity of America’s use of the red, white and blue as a heartfelt aspect of our unity and identity.
The public art piece (Kinetic Light Installation, untitled, 2000) was interrupted for 24 hours with this tribute, the first time commemorating the one-year anniversary of 9/11 in 2002, and the second commemorating the 5-year anniversary of 9/11 in 2006. I donated my services to create the repeating 15-minute display which is played on subsequent anniversaries of 9/11.
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