Gail Roberts' "Tree Lines" is one of two* major art works that have been commissioned to enhance the International Gates in Terminal 2 at Lindbergh Field. The piece is a multi-panel display of oil-on-canvas and mixed media.
Artist's comments: This piece depicts branches and trunks of trees in natural and rural environments throughout southern California and pays tribute to nature and the cycles of continuous rebirth. The paintings combined together are intended to form one large image of a tree.
The backgrounds are distant vistas ranging from the coast to the valleys to the mountains to the desert. The paintings also portray seasonal changes and the forces of nature including snow, wind, fire, heat and fog. In addition, birds that are indigenous to this area can be found in thirteen of the paintings.
The cases on either side include paintings of single oak trees on ceramic bowls. the scales symbolize the precarious balance in nature with the nests alluding to the ongoing activity of life camouflaged within the landscape.
Above: Detail of seven of the 34 panels that comprise the completed work. Each panel measures 20 x 20 inches.
Below: The complete array of 34 paintings is set in a recessed niche in the wall of the 2nd Floor ticketing area of the International Gates. The array of paintings spans 21.5' horizontally and is 12' in height.
Identify the trees! -- Click on any panel below for an enlarged view and the name of each tree. Also, see if you can find the thirteen birds!
Left and right:Two ceramic bowls with painted
"The cases on either side include paintings of single oak trees on ceramic bowls. The scales symbolize the precarious balance in nature with the nests alluding to the ongoing activity of life camouflaged within the landscape."
(Click on images for enlarged views.)