b'64 TPAARTSCAPESFlamingoThe Eagle Has LandedPeople are flocking to see themore inquiries about the sculpture than any newest art installation at Tampaother topic last yearmore than COVID International Airport (TPA)themeasures, changes in flight service, etc. larger-than-life flamingo sculpture in aTampa International Airport has always primary pre-security circulation area of thebeen a champion of iconic public art as Main Terminal.a way to welcome our visitors and give For some, the genius of Home bythem a sense of wonder and whimsy Matthew Mazzotta is more about what itwhen they arrive in our beautiful region, doesnt depict than what it does. Only thesays Vice President of Marketing and flamingos spindly legs, webbed feet, andCommunications Chris Minner. Were brightly colored head and neck are visible,certain that Home will help create as if airport guests are underwater as thememories and inspire people of all agesTPA officials hope that Mazzottas giant bird dips down to find food. Metalwho begin and end their travel journeys flamingo will prove to be as iconic as the panels and shifting light patterns in theat TPA. red rabbit at Sacramento International or ceiling complete the immersive effect.Mazzotta designed his hand-sculptedthe giant teddy bear at Hamad International The long-awaited artwork has garneredresin and fiberglass artwork so airportin Doha, Qatar. Given the intense interest widespread attention since the airportguests can physically interact with it. Therethe new sculpture has already garnered, it released a preliminary rendering in Februarywill be no velvet ropes keeping viewers atlooks like Home is well on its way to doing 2020. In fact, TPAs marketing staff fieldedbay, and no Do Not Touch signs.just that. July | August2022AirportImprovement.com'