Stained Glass "Sora-no-minato (Sky Port)" / Original Painter and Supervisor : Gyoji Nomiyama / Lobby on 3rd floor, International Terminal Building, Fukuoka Airport / Installed on January 29, 2013 See Original Painting
Gyoji NomiyamaWestern-style PainterWearing a scarf with shell patterns that we have never seen
and a vividly colored cloth,
people come and go at a trot or with long slides.
I wonder, from where, have they come down here.
They were caught in the endless sky,
and went against the sun rotation,
so they were at the night even if the evening is over, and were at the daytime even if the daytime is over.
After all, with the floating cloud layer,
they have been finally returned to this point.
Although they step on both legs firmly than before the flight,
this place is not yet the earth.
It is not even the sky. It is a magical space, Sky Port.
The work expresses an international airport where many people come from various countries and breathe in their pleasure of traveling, and it reproduces Nomiyama World by the drawing on the glass with delicate touches by himeself. Each piece of the stained glass is handmade German antique glass made one by one, and about 100 kinds and about 3000 pieces were used in the whole work. To keep the dynamics at the original painting, we stuck to the color of the lines to separate glasses and the white part of the glass. We used more than 10 kinds of antique glasses only for the white part. A subtle expression on the surface of each glass draws beautiful reflection and creates a colorful light space.