Here’s a great – and rare – way to get a work of art made from a piece of an airport.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is offering limited edition prints made of reclaimed copper from the airport’s historic Terminal 1 roof.
This one is my favorite:
Three St. Louis presses – The Firecracker Press, Pele Prints and Yellow Bear – were commissioned to developed imagery inspired by Lambert and the nostalgia of travel. They used woodcuts, etching, and chine-colle to alter copper tiles set aside during the 2014 replacement of the terminal’s original copper roof, which dated back to 1956.
Artist Amanda Verbeck of Pele Prints used the copper plate to incorporate flight paths onto colorful paper airplanes for “Take Fight.”
Gina Alvarez of Yellow Bear used the copper to produce clouds connected by aviation navigation paths in “I Remember When.”
The Firecracker Press used both copper and woodcuts to create the image up top of a couple taking off on vacation at Lambert in “The Honeymoon.”
The prints are for sale via the Lambert Airport Art shop on Etsy.