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Marine Terminal A, LaGuardia Airport, Queens NYC

2019 - Present

Title: Passenger Relief

Year: 2019

Medium: Tinted Winterstone

Dimensions: 20”H x 40”W x 1.5”L

Passenger Relief is a sculptural reportage of the energy and activities of LaGuardia Airport captured through drawing, photograph and relief sculpture by Queens-based artist, Sherwin Banfield. This project in collaboration with  Queens Council on the Arts and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will take the viewer through the creative process of designing an onsite public sculpture by illustrating inspiration, creative documentation and collective presentation.  


The project begins with the artist exploring LaGuardia Airport in an attempt to capture the energy of its moving parts, seen and unseen by passengers, using onsite drawing and photography in true reportage form. These drawings and photographs will be edited then merged into a design collage for a relief sculpture. The final sculpture will be modeled in clay, casted, painted and presented onsite at the LaGuardia Artport Artist in Residency location for public viewing. The interactions and diversity of arriving and departing passengers, airport security and personnel, pilots and porters will serve as inspiration for the final sculpture design.

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Drawings were created on-site to capture the feeling and mood of the airport setting

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NY Times Article
Art Port Residency Artist with QCA & PANY


The site location for PASSENGER RELIEF is Marine Terminal A, LaGuardia Airport in  Queens, New York.


QCA @qnsarts

This Airport Monument Monument is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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