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Burlington International Airport SkyGate Murals

Big blue skylight mural by muralist John Anderson in Burlington, Vermont.

A local public art commission project completed in 2004, these four large murals cover the interior surfaces of skylights in the Burlington International Airport in Vermont. Layers of acrylic paint alternating with lines and icons drawn with lumber crayon, graphite and colored pencil were placed on the raw sheetrock surfaces.

Each mural combines a color theme with a specific content including: alphabets and notational systems from around the world (red), pictographs and icons from art and cultural history (green), scientific diagrams and formulas (yellow) and cosmology (blue).

  • Detail of red skylight mural at Burlington airport in Vermont.
Detail of green skylight mural.
Detail of yellow skylight mural.
Detail of blue skylight mural.
  • Detail of red skylight mural at Burlington airport in Vermont.
Detail of green skylight mural.
Detail of yellow skylight mural.
Detail of blue skylight mural.
  • Detail of red skylight mural at Burlington airport in Vermont.
Detail of green skylight mural.
Detail of yellow skylight mural.
Detail of blue skylight mural.
  • Detail of red skylight mural at Burlington airport in Vermont.
Detail of green skylight mural.
Detail of yellow skylight mural.
Detail of blue skylight mural.
  • Four architectural murals make a statement at Burlington's airport.
Detail view of public art murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Overview images of Skygate Murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Muralist John Anderson at work on the red skylight mural.
  • Four architectural murals make a statement at Burlington's airport.
Detail view of public art murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Overview images of Skygate Murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Muralist John Anderson at work on the red skylight mural.
  • Four architectural murals make a statement at Burlington's airport.
Detail view of public art murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Overview images of Skygate Murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Muralist John Anderson at work on the red skylight mural.
  • Four architectural murals make a statement at Burlington's airport.
Detail view of public art murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Overview images of Skygate Murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Muralist John Anderson at work on the red skylight mural.
  • Four architectural murals make a statement at Burlington's airport.
Detail view of public art murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Overview images of Skygate Murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Muralist John Anderson at work on the red skylight mural.
  • Four architectural murals make a statement at Burlington's airport.
Detail view of public art murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Overview images of Skygate Murals.
Detail view of public art murals.
Muralist John Anderson at work on the red skylight mural.