cherry, maple, stainless steel, acrylic letters, one of five 25’ x 24’ x 6’6” portals,
Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1998
with Woodland Pattern Book Center, Ventulett, Thompson & Stainback and
Three series of sculptural portals were integrated into the architecture of the Midwest Airline Center interior through a tight working relationship with the architects and builders. Aspects of life in Wisconsin are given expression in form – landscape, industry and urban life – treating the doorways as significant passages.
A seven-member panel supervised by Woodland Pattern Book Center chose passages from fifty Wisconsin writers spanning a 200-year history. Treated as works of art, the texts are carefully edited for integrity, grouped thematically and related to their sculptural context.