It makes total sense to put aviation art at a place where airplanes frequently fly but the latest creative installation at John Wayne Airport is aviation art of a different kind.
Greg Sullivan, best known for photographing the Chino Air Show and the Blue Agents, is exhibiting his local and exotic bird photography now through July 16 in the John Wayne Airport Community Space. “Mr. Sullivan’s work is motivated by the observation of what is around us,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do. “Take a moment to appreciate his unique perspective as you travel through John Wayne Airport.”
Here’s more about the photographer from the officials at John Wayne Airport …
“Sullivan turned an interest in art and photography into an opportunity to enjoy and share visual experiences. With a background in aviation as a U.S. Air Force and FAA Air Traffic Controller and then as an employee of United Airlines, Greg was inspired by events related to travel and seeing the world. Sullivan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. He decided to attend law school, but found more interest, pleasure and excitement in seeing the world and photographing his experiences. Indeed, he was named Global Traveler of the Year in 2007 by Global Traveler magazine and Alitalia Airlines.”
In the past few years, Sullivan has focused on honing his photographic skills as a visual art form, and has recently won numerous awards in photography and participated in several significant art and photography exhibitions. You can find his work among the glossy pages and digital expanses of major national print and online publications.
Sullivan’s photography can be found on the Departure (upper) Level of John Wayne Airport near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.
To learn more about Sullivan’s work, visit his websites here and here.