Sculptor Will Rimel - St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)

Sculptor Will Rimel - St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
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Staff
Published in: 
January-February
2020

Small and unusual creatures are eyeing guests in the Terminal 1 Ticketing Hall at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). There’s a bear and dragon, but the others are purely born of local sculptor Will Rimel’s imagination.

His small case exhibit titled Funk Muffins will be on display across from the Delta Air Lines ticket counters through June 10. It’s one of nearly 30 works or collections of art currently featured at the airport.

Rimel used a foundation of polymer clay and ceramics to create a unique cast of characters with broad appeal. "Everyone can relate to toys, whether you buy them for your kids or played with them growing up," says the sculptor. "This allows the art to be disarming and approachable for all age groups and backgrounds. Even if you don’t take the time to closely examine the pieces, they are based on bright colors and toy-like features, which always engage viewers and bring a smile to their faces."

The bright, lighthearted display is part of the Lambert Art and Culture Program, which is supported by the Regional Arts Commission. For more information about STL’s art program, visit www.artoftravelstl.com.

Sculptor Will Rimel with his work "Bears in Mind".

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Artscapes

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