Oh Lovely Desert, I Worry About You at the San Diego International Airport

This dramatic, panoramic view of the Anza Borrego desert was created by San Diego-based artist Adriene Hughes. It enlivens a busy vehicular and pedestrian corridor on the north side of the San Diego International Airport campus. The work uses infrared photography to illuminate the desert’s plant life in vivid pink hues, and calls attention to the impact of prolonged drought on the region. The 144-foot-long mural is composed of 45 separate photographs digitally stitched together to create a sprawling collage that references the tradition of landscape photography.

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  • Project Address:

    Approximately 3300 Admiral Boland Way, opposite Signature Flight Support Building

    Project Owner/Developer:

    San Diego International Airport

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Lauren Lockhart/llockhar@san.org

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Artist: Adriene Hughes

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