mammatus for hartsfield jackson airport by christopher moulder mammatus for hartsfield jackson airport by christopher moulder
dec 04, 2012

mammatus for hartsfield jackson airport by christopher moulder

‘mammatus’ for hartsfield-jackson airport by christopher moulderimages courtesy of the artist



the city of atlanta has commissioned artist christopher moulder to create an installation for the new hartsfield-jackson airport international arrivals hall. influenced by the otherworldly formation of mammatocumulous clouds, ‘mammatus’ is grounded in the physics of catenary curves. using over 8 miles of nickel-plated bead chains, the large sculpture is lit with 30 color-kinetic RGB LED light luminaries that are programed to change color according to the date and time of day. 



preview in the artist’s workshop



seam detail



seam detail



frame and bead chain detail



mammatus being built in the artist’s workshop



artist at work



final touches



installed at the hartsfield-jackson international airport






color-coded for july 4th



color changes



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • This looks absolutely gorgeous.

    Sharon Gilmore says:
  • Great look, very soothing. But keeping this free of cobwebs looks like a nightmare.

    Jim Miller says:

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