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.

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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.

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“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.

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Pittsburgh is one of only four airports in the world that have such artist in residency programs.