Created and Sold by Philip Noyed

Art & Wall Decor by Philip Noyed seen at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) - Aurora Borealis and L'Etoile du Nord

Aurora Borealis and L'Etoile du Nord

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Aurora Borealis, brings the colors of the Northern Lights to life in the airport. The Aurora Borealis wall is 60 feet long by 6 feet tall. In the very middle of this sixty-foot long series of images is a rainbow diamond made of clear acrylic rods and lit with LED color lights that go through the colors of the rainbow.

L'Etoile du Nord (Star of the North) is based on the Minnesota state motto, “L'Etoile du Nord" (Star of the North) is based on the Minnesota State Motto that was first adopted in 1861 and is on our state seal. L'Etoile du Nord is 6 feet tall, made of aluminum and covered with holographic rainbow vinyl. Inside the star is a crystal prism that is lit so tiny light rainbows show on the ground below the star.

L'Etoile du Nord uses rainbows to both be visually beautiful, but also to impart the meaning that anybody of any race, creed, nationality or sexual orientation are welcome in Minnesota,.

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Geometric Illumination 2D and 3D Art

Philip Noyed is an innovative multi-media artist living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He creates luminous art that explores 2D, 3D and VR dimensions. His art explores abstract photography free sampling paintings, digital image amplification, geometric light sculpture illuminations, video projections, 3D paintings and large-scale mixed media light installations. His art represents the quintessential contemporary art movement making use of creative technology that is changing the way art is experienced today.
Noyed was commissioned to create two major light and color installations at the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport. He has been a featured light installation artist at Art Miami, Northern Spark and the American Swedish Institute. Noyed also is a professional Creative Director and has won many national and international awards for his outstanding work in graphic design, digital website and app design, video and brand development.
London-based magazine, DESTIG, named Noyed a top 50 artist in the world for 2018. Art Tour International has named Noyed a Top 60 Master Artist.