Aurora Borealis and L'Etoile du Nord

  • Acrylic
  • 72 x 720 x 8 in
  • Philip Noyed

MSP Terminal 2, Gate H10

"Aurora Borealis" brings the colors of the Northern Lights to life in the airport. The Aurora Borealis wall is 60 feet long by 6 feet tall. In the very middle of this sixty-foot long series of images is a rainbow diamond made of clear acrylic rods and lit with LED color lights that go through the colors of the rainbow.

“L'Etoile du Nord" (Star of the North) is based on the Minnesota State Motto that was first adopted in 1861 and is on our state seal. The artwork is 6 feet tall, made of aluminum, and covered with holographic rainbow vinyl. Inside the star is a crystal prism that is lit so tiny light rainbows show on the ground below the star.

"L'Etoile du Nord" uses rainbows to both be visually beautiful, but also to impart the meaning that anybody of any race, creed, nationality or sexual orientation are welcome in Minnesota.

  • Subject Matter: Abstract
  • Created: 2017
  • Current Location: MSP Terminal 2, Gate H10
  • Collections: Installations

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