May 19th, 2013
Another of the pieces that I particularly enjoyed during my layover at Love Field was the airbrushed tempered glass piece by Martin Donlin. This expansive piece consisted of all the windows in one section of hallway leading back to the security checkpoint.
This section commemorates Lt. Moss Lee Love, and early aviator, for whom Love Field is named. The entire piece is titled, “Blueprint of Flight” and was completed in 2013. The opaque windows are lit from behind by the natural daylight. I can only imagine how this would appear after dark. The work was done by Martin Donlin, an architectural glass artist.
The glass panes flow from one ethereal subject to another, seamlessly except for the window frames. I wish that I had the time to read more of the words and better absorb the underlying meaning of the pieces.
This airbrushed tempered glass has been painted with vitreous ceramic enamels to present the imagery on the 79 foot long glass panels. This collaged images feature portrait of Moss Lee Love in the center of the composition. The glass panels also include indigenous plant and bird life, a historic map of downtown Dallas with modern day flight paths.
Martin Donlin has completed glass projects in the USA, Europe, and the UK. He trained from 1984-1987 with the Architectural Glass in Swansea in the United Kingdom
This piece, like the work of Brower Hatcher, is simply stunning. I hope that I can return soon and be lucky enough to transfer flights in one of the other concourses so I can take in more of the Love Field Art Program.