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Scott Parsons
Art & Wall Decor by Scott Parsons seen at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale - Rainbow’s End

Rainbow’s End

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A meditation on distances traveled and the larger human journey, Rainbow’s End is a 24-color 80,000 sq. ft. epoxy terrazzo floor in Terminal 3 plus Concourses E and F at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It is inspired by the beauty of South Florida and the writing of John Steinbeck and Loren Eiseley. In one area a school of hammerhead sharks pass silently through a cloud of dark blue waters, provoking a sense of beauty and the unknown. Starfish and stars appear together in reference to John Steinbeck’s writing from the Sea of Cortez. The story of humanity is one of a great journey: in a sense, we are all world travelers and explorers. We locate ourselves in the stories that evoke our comings and goings, affirmed by a painted sunset across the vast horizon of space and time. Created by the Artist Team Scott Parsons and David Griggs.

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Scott Parsons

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Scott Parsons is an international award-winning artist. He teaches printmaking and drawing at Augustana University. Scott has received numerous public art commissions across the United States and Canada. His work includes percent for art and private commissions for churches, museums, research facilities, university buildings and transportation centers. Scott was recognized by Art in America for creating one of the most significant works of public art in the United States in 2002. He has received national and international awards for his art, including multiple National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association Honor Awards. Scott's work is reviewed widely, including in Art in America, Sculpture, Architectural Record, Stained Glass Quarterly and Public Art Review. Scott received his bachelor's degree in art from Augustana College and his M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.”

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