Denver-based artists Darrell Anderson and Barb McKee collaborated on this mosaic installation, entitled Figures and Patterns, Patterns and Figures, in Concourse A of the Denver International Airport.
Shown above, McKee contributed the grid for the floor, with images and patterns referencing Colorado, while Anderson [who, interestingly enough, served as Frontier Airline’s first male flight attendant] created the 8×8-foot squares which initially seem almost abstract:
Stepping back, you can see that McKee included words in her contribution, while Anderson’s panels are most definitely representational:
Ride the escalator upstairs, and everything comes together — the shapes are travelers viewed from above:
Figures and Patterns, Patterns and Figures, measuring 16,000 square feet, was installed in 1994.