New Commission at Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Untitled (Missouri Coverlet Abstraction 1850s to 2010)

This design is based on the pattern of a woven coverlet that belonged to Betsey Cory Terhune
of Nodaway County, Missouri in the 1850s and is now in the collection of the Saint Louis Art
Museum.  The coverlet’s rows of tightly packed, flower‐filled rectangles create a grid‐like
pattern that was typical of coverlets and carpets from this time.  The coverlet was passed down
through the Terhune family and donated to the museum in 2003. I have focused on one small
area of the coverlet and painted an abstracted and aggrandized interpretation of the woven
textures and colors. The final glass piece was manufactured by Franz Mayer of Munich, Germany.
The screens are the first commissioned works through the airport’s new Public Art and Culture Program.

Permanently on view in Concourse A, Gate 4.


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