Seyed Alavi is a Bay Area-based artist who has worked on some amazing installations and public art projects. Above is his Flying Carpet for the Sacramento International Airport, a carpet printed with an aerial photograph showing approximately 50 miles around the airport.
The above images are from a 1992 public art project on which Alavi collaborated with high school students, entitled Words by Roads. I remember seeing these when I lived in Oakland. These are eRACISM, INFORM(N)ATION, and Invisible Colors. After all these years, it’s great to finally see so much of this artist’s work and learn more about him in one place.