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New work of art unveiled at Tulsa International Airport


Local artist, Carmen Taylor, has finished a vibrant new mural at Tulsa International Airport called ‘IMAGINE’.

Located outside the Departures roadway across from the American and Delta ticket counters, the mural features three children seated on the backs of scissor-tailed flycatchers soaring through the air in front of the word ‘IMAGINE’.

The kids are engaged in whimsical play as they throw paper airplanes, fly a toy airplane and wave the Tulsa flag.

According to the airport, the ‘G in ‘IMAGINE’ is designed to meld into the shape of Oklahoma with a heart indicating where Tulsa is. The design is said to signify community, playfulness and wonder.

The purpose of this mural is to inspire kids and adults alike to think about the endless possibilities that life has to offer.

“I’m so excited that my mural found a home at Tulsa International Airport. It will be there to see people off on whatever journey they are on, and hopefully remind them to Imagine,” said Taylor.

The airport’s new mural is the first completed project funded by a Tulsa Creates Together Grant. Tulsa Creates Together is a site-specific art campaign presented by Living Arts of Tulsa in partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

The project aims to encourage collaboration between Tulsa artists and local businesses across the city.

“We’re honoured to have Carmen’s work displayed here at the airport, and we’re grateful for the generous grant that Living Arts of Tulsa and GKFF awarded her to make this possible”, said Stephanie Chester, Tulsa International Airport’s community relations manager.

“The inspiring ‘IMAGINE’ theme is a perfect message for our passengers as they are about to travel and explore new parts of the world.”

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