International Terminal

Concourse A - Level 2
Ann Preston : You Were in Heaven

You Were in Heaven 2000

Ann Preston
Fiberglass reinforced plaster, terrazzo, nickel silver medallion, lighting, Dome
228 in. di x 174 in.; Floor: 192 in. di; 42 1/2 in. x 31 in.

A ceiling dome, installed at one end of the corridor and lit through blue gels, is inspired by early creation myths that describe the sky as originating from ice crystals. On the floor below the dome are bronze and terrazzo medallions. As passengers pass through the dome and walk along the corridor wall, they encounter five 60-foot long curved niches. In these niches, groups of cast hydrocal tiles with forms derived from the mathematical theories of English mathematician Roger Penrose, are fitted together to create shapes that resemble clouds. The artist created these complex forms using only two unique shapes of tiles.