Last updated: 10:00 AM ET, Fri May 15 2015

Denver Airport Adds 30-Foot Lily Sculpture to Jeppesen Terminal

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | May 15, 2015

Denver Airport Adds 30-Foot Lily Sculpture to Jeppesen Terminal

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A good piece of artwork can help alleviate stress on travelers, and the Denver International Airport has subscribed to the notion by adding a 30-foot-tall sculpture of a flower, called Denver Lily.

Denver-based master craftsman and artist, Price Davis, is the artist behind the three-piece, three-story sculpture. The piece of art consists of a base, flower pot and a stemmed flower with pod and leaves.

The sculpture is made up of stained and powder-coated sheets of steel and can be found in the Jeppesen Terminal. The sculpture is the latest chapter in Davis’ "Global Peace Through Art" initiative to raise awareness of our creative class.

Davis released a statement on the artwork and what he was hoping to accomplish:

We must celebrate the skilled artists that bring us beauty in our everyday lives. Art should inspire and take into consideration the diversity of its viewers. The work I create invites participants to pause and encounter a playful, lighthearted experience. The Denver Lily embodies the components I strive to include in my art: conceptually simple, accessible and interactive. The purpose of art is to inspire, and I hope this work contributes to global inspiration in some way.”

Mimi Ryals of Airports Council International - North America shared an image of the flower:

Davis also shared an image of the flower while it was still being built:

The Denver International Airport understands the amount of attention a sculpture of this size can attract, though. The combination of the positive message from the artist and the happiness a giant flower can provide for customers makes it a smart addition to the facility.

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