The Monument by Peter McGrain
||Rochester International Airport, 1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, NY (view Google map)
||100 x 30 Feet
Description: A huge dichroic glass window that dominates the center of the observation area
Caption: The window employs a combination of traditional methods and space-age materials that spans nearly 100 feet. "Monument" deems to embrace the space it occupies, entrancing the viewer with its vivid linear suggestions of sequence and ascent. The use of "dichroic" glass, which shifts hues when viewed at different angles, adds a kinetic quality to the work.
Everything I have learned regarding the functional, aesthetic, structural, and political challenges one must consider when creating successful public artwork has come together in this project. It is my hope that Monument will stand as a shining, lasting example of the important role that appropriately conceived public art can play in enhancing the spirit and creative outlook within the community.
From the official Rochester International Airport web site: