The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recently unveiled Donald Lipski’s The Aviators as part of their newly redesigned Terminal 3. Although we wrapped up installation for this project back in November we had to keep things under wraps until the new terminal was officially open.
The newly-revamped terminal, which was recently re-named after John McCain, opened January 7th, 2019. Cindy McCain, wife of the late Arizona senator, was in attendance at the press conference and had this to say about Lipski’s design, "The aviators up there are the best. I can say, John would've loved that."
The Aviators, consists of three parts: an enormous pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses measuring 25’ x 9’ and weighing in at 2,000 lbs, which hover in front of a 90’ wide oil-on-canvas painting of a sky with clouds, which is framed in a traditional wooden frame, which houses lighting.
It was a pleasure as always working with Donald Lipski and our wonderful team of collaborators to bring this work to life. Congratulations Donald! Click here to learn more about this project.