“Final Boarding Call” by Christopher Still

19 Dec

tampa painting_9680 blogI love this huge retro/vintage mural oil painting at the Tampa International Airport by Christopher Still called Final Boarding Call.  It’s in Airside C of the airport.

Here is info about it:

“Final Boarding Call”
Oil Painting on Belgium Linen
Tarpon Springs, Florida
The 11 ft. by 17 ft. mural captures the Golden Era of airline travel. Travelers in the painting reflect the many emotions of arriving and departing, all upon the stage of boarding an Eastern Airlines DC-7. The past draws attention to the present-day traveler’s place in history and reflects on aspects of flight that have perhaps been taken for granted. The artist performed extensive research involving locating a vintage aircraft, taking him to Port St. Lucie and St. Paul, Minnesota. He conducted many interviews, searched the country for vintage luggage, built a vintage baggage cart, collected vintage clothing of the era and borrowed details such as claim checks and uniforms, in order to authenticate his mural.


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