Flights of Fancy © Scott Parsons 2017, 2 ceramic mosaics totalling 288 sq. ft. , hand-glazed ceramics*, Sioux Falls Airport, Sioux Falls SD
” All journeys, both unexpected and planned, begin with once upon a time. And time, of course, becomes the primary concern for visitors to an airport. So I explore time in a finite sense, with flight times and schedules, and moving these visually into something with more of a sense of timelessness, such as the stars and the people who have danced on the prairie for countless generations. I combined this with a geologic sense of time and permanence portrayed through the landscapes of some of my favorite places around Sioux Falls. I also wanted to play with the idea of things that fly and go up into the sky, so together these elements combine across both mosaics, dancing between the ideas of flight and time.”
– Scott Parsons
*Approximately 35,000 pieces of hand-cut and fired ceramic tile were used.