"Metamorphosis"- Terminal 1, Raleigh Durham International Airport, North Carolina, USA

in collaboration with Martin Donlin

The artwork is bold and vibrant at first viewing but contains many references to local plants, seeds, crops and vegetation, the idea of growth was developed to suggest a nurturing environment in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. The Feature Wall at Terminal 1 creates a large artwork in glass that allows translucency, transparency and also opaque areas where appropriate but to be seen as one entity. The artwork is painted on all four surfaces entirely by hand and is toughened and laminated with a small amount of cast toughened glass bonded to the front surface.


At the security level the name of every city in North Carolina is etched into the glass surface. The colours are a "family" of warm earthy tones, as a symbol of welcome with a contrasting series of "Tar Hill Blue" figures at one side.

Technique: Hand painted ceramic enamel on tempered laminated glass.

Artist: Martin Donlin
Client: Raleigh Durham Airport
Architects: Clark Nexsen

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