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Fort Worth’s latest public art project releases longhorn/birds into the night sky

by Gila Espinoza 9 Nov 2021 5:16 PM

A dedication ceremony is planned on Wednesday to celebrate Fort Worth Public Art’s latest project.

"Flight" by Dan Corson. Photo: Dall Brown

On Wednesday, the City of Fort Worth will host a dedication ceremony for its latest commissioned public art project.

The large-scale work called “Flight” by artist Dan Corson is a LED light sculpture installed near the edge of downtown Fort Worth at the new Hemphill connector. The contemporary light installation is comprised of two sections. On the Downtown side, a free-standing sculpture features 28 “longhorn/birds.” On the Near Southside end, another 35 “longhorn/birds” are suspended from the I-30 overpass.

Corson was inspired by Fort Worth’s aviation history, jets flying in formation, and migrating birds. The entire installation mimics a flock of flying birds. Take a second look at the neon-colored wings and you can make out the shape of longhorns where Corson incorporated the City of Fort Worth’s mascot, Molly, into the design.

The ceremony takes place on Wednesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. at WRG, 707 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76104.