Location: Pedestrian tunnel between Terminal 1 and the parking garage
Artists: Drew and Linda Krouse, Robert Johnson
Installation Date: September 2002
North Carolina artists Drew and Linda Krouse, along with Painter Robert Johnson, created the airport’s first permanent piece of art, which is displayed in the pedestrian tunnel connecting the parking garage with Terminal 1.
More than 2,500 tile pieces comprise six clay murals on the terminal’s walls. The work includes two scenes each from the mountain, piedmont and coastal areas of the state. Scenes include the Neuse River, Mt. Mitchell, Sandhills, Pea Island, the Eno River and the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.
Each mural is composed of 70-pound sections measuring 4 feet by 2 feet hand-made by the artists, which are based in the pottery center of Seagrove, N.C. Johnson, from Burnsville, N.C., researched and painted landscapes for the work.