PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Art aficionados will have something new to appreciate the next time they catch a flight at Pittsburgh International Airport.
That’s because the airport is now home to a large-scale work done by a local artist.READ MORE: Five Month Closure Of Fort Duquesne Boulevard Begins This Week
To celebrate, Blaine Siegel gave guests a tour today of “Industrial Paintings.”
He produced it during an artist residency at the airport.
He says the paintings are a collaboration with the airport’s field maintenance crew.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
“From the beginning of this project, it was incredibly important that I create something that could only be created at the airport,” he said.
“Not something I could do at my studio, not something I could do at home. And that means the resources — both manpower, expertise and the materials –everything had to come from here.”
The work is hanging in the airport’s center core, featuring Pittsburgh black and gold.MORE NEWS: Ohio River Boulevard Reopens Following Crash
Pittsburgh is one of only four airports in the world that have such artist in residency programs.