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Cardinal Points

Stuart Keeler & Michael Machnic
2009
Architectural glass
1,200 sq feet
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Indianapolis, Indiana

Project Partner: Franz Mayer of Munich

Floating feathers of the Indiana state bird, the cardinal, are the abstraction between “ground” and “air.” Cardinal Points incorporates art glass elements into a dividing wall in the security checkpoint area for Concourse B of the new terminal. The piece uses images of a flying cardinal and isolated images of cardinal feathers to establish a metaphor for the drama of flight, overlaid on an image of the historic city grid of Indianapolis.