I build airports for a living. My day job, since the 1990s, has been in aviation construction management, working in the finance side for massive construction programs. My first art quilt was the airport layout plan for Austin-Bergstrom.
I’ve hung that piece in every office I’ve had. I’m on my 3rd airport construction program (these things run for years!) and, when I re-embraced my inner artist, I knew I would make art quilts depicting the airports on which I’ve worked. Houston Hobby was my second stop, where we built a new concourse for Southwest Airlines. I’ve always thought the building looked like a stealth bomber.
This is my colorful, abstract take on Houston’s smaller airport. It’s not my best composition, but it’s still fun!
Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome. Please share your thoughts!
Airport Layout Plan: Houston Hobby (link to poem)
I owe you a post about the glorious fabric stash a co-worker brought me from India and pictures of my new studio. I haven’t forgotten. Promise. I’ll get it up eventually.
One of these days, I’ll get around to creating my 3rd airport – O’Hare International but until then…
Next up: I’m on a mission to find my voice. I’m going to make what I’m calling a cloud series. Stay tuned.