Sabine Hornig, La Guardia Vistas
Berlin-based artist Sabine Hornig created a transparent photo collage for LaGuardia called La Guardia Vistas. The photo collage was created with latex ink and vinyl mounted on glass, located along the terminal’s Corridor. The glass façade allows sunlight to create a kaleidoscope of images and text, featuring 1,100 photographs of New York City sites. The artwork measures 42 feet high and 268 feet wide, and photographs were taken by Hornig specifically in Manhattan and Queens. Images include the Manhattan skyline taken from Queens projected like a shadow on the glass, and a second of a nighttime urban cityscape intersecting with a golden skyline. Hornig’s work alludes to LaGuardia’s view of New York as “the entire microcosm of the world,” showcasing tall skyscrapers right next to small houses.
In a reference to Mayor LaGuardia, Hornig included 20 quotes from or about him, including one that states “Would you say these ideas are radical?” Another of his quotes amid skyscrapers says, “We have established the lesson for the entire world. We have demonstrated that it is possible for people coming from all lands and climes of the world… to live together as good neighbors, in peace and harmony. If we can do it here, it can be done elsewhere.”