BWI Airport Installation, 2018
BWI Airport Installation, 2018
Touch the Stars (1997)
Touch the Stars (1997)

Large Scale Photographs in Airport Setting

Two photographs taken inside the Erebus Ice Tongue cave in Antarctica were selected by a panel of arts professionals as part of a series of temporary exhibitions by Maryland artists in the D/E Concourse at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport. Enlarged to 7 x 10 feet, they have been on view in two of these displays for several months each. The current display runs through midsummer 2018.

Two Public Art Commissions with a Constellation Theme

The theme of both murals is the seven-star constellation most Americans call the Big Dipper, as it is known in different cultures and different eras around the world. Touch the Stars was designed in low relief and high contrast colors to be accessible to the 10 per cent of the school's students who are in a program for the visually impaired. Two Bears and Variations was painted on the side of a three-story rowhouse. The three panels each portrays a different legend or name associated with the stars scientists call Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Great Bear and the Little Bear).

See images and project description below.


Touch the Stars (1997): The theme of this mural is the seven-star constellation most Americans call the Big Dipper, as it is known in different cultures and different eras around the world. The mural was designed to be accessible to the 10 per cent of the school's students who are in a program for the visually impaired.
See images and project description below.

Two Bears and Variations (1993): This mural also has a constellation theme: each of the three panels portrays a different legend or name associated with the stars scientists call Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Great Bear and the Little Bear). In the center is the Big Dipper and Little Dipper and on the right is Three Leaps of the Gazelle, an Arab legend in which the three pairs of stars in the Bear's paws represent the leaps of the gazelle as it escapes from the constellation Leo.

Two Bears and Variations has been featured in an article on the Baltimore mural program in Baltimore Magazine (2001) and was pictured in the Letters section of the January 2003 issue of the astronomy magazine Sky and Telescope. The photo was submitted by Herman M. Heyn, Baltimore's "Street Corner Astronomer," who participates in an annual mural tour of the Baltimore Bicycling Club. In the photo, he is shown pointing out astronomical features to the cyclists. View the photo and letter in the slide show above. It has also been a stop on the Baltimore Mural Bike Tour sponsored by Monumental Bike Tours and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.