TPA unveils iconic new public art for Main Terminal
March 05, 2020
Sacramento has its rabbit. Denver has its mustang. Doha, its teddy bear. Now, Tampa International Airport will have its own iconic centerpiece: A 21-foot pink flamingo that will greet visitors passing through the Airport’s Main Terminal.
The larger-than-life sculpture is one of seven new art commissions approved by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board on Thursday as part of a public art program designed to enhance and beautify TPA’s new facilities.
HOME, by Matthew Mazzotta, is a massive, floor-to-ceiling sculpture that depicts a hand-sculpted resin and fiberglass flamingo as it gently dips its head beneath the surface of the water. The immersive installation, located prominently near the Shoppes at Bayshore, transports viewers underwater, inviting them to walk up and share a simple moment in the life of one of Florida’s most well-known birds.
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