Daedalist installation complete

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

David's latest commission Daedalist is now installed at the new Fort McMurray Airport in Alberta.  This project was a change of pace for the studio and offered some unique challenges and opportunities.  Our thanks go out to the Fort McMurray Airport Authority, CEO Scott Clements, Public Art Consultant Todd Bressi, and Boreal Force Majeure Erin Schwab.  It was also our pleasure to work with excellent teams from OMB Architecture, Stantec, and Ledcor Construction.

Daedalist has a wingspan of nearly 30', weighs under 50 pounds, and hangs about 30' off the floor of the Arrivals Hall in the new airport.

"Daedalist examines the theme of human aviation as a visionary undertaking, wrought by human ingenuity and purpose. The taut lines of this piloted craft, its aesthetic informed by the dynamics of both flight and fancy, are laid bare to the eye and hence to the imagination.  In this space at the point of departure, at the threshold of arrival, the work engages the eye of the wondering child, the working traveler, the stalwart aviator - evoking in each a moment to ponder all that is held aloft in our ancient dreams of flight."

- David Robinson, 2014