[+] Project Information

Flight Paths explores the social, political, and psychological effects of living within the flight trajectory of a major commercial airport. Centrally located in the heart of the city, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the ninth busiest airport in the United States. With a $90 million dollar daily economic impact, some 1,200 aircraft fly through the airspace above the Phoenix suburbs on any given day. The work investigates the connections between physical place and collective experience by visualizing areas of high volume flight traffic over extended time. The project aims to convey and translate abstract ideas like time, place, and experience into visual and transferable understanding.

Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes  

1 hour, 17 minutes, 31 seconds  

Distant Aircraft No. 1  

Twenty Minutes in Six Exposures  

Above Papago Park  

Runway, Sky Harbor  

Distant Aircraft No. 2  

9 hours in 9 panels  


1 hour, 26 minutes, 7 seconds  

Looking West, Ten Minutes  

Distant Aircraft No. 3  

Twenty Minutes in Six Exposures