Economy Parking Advisory

Effective Sunday, September 23, beginning at 12:00 AM, there will be 2 bus routes serving Economy Parking in order to provide quicker service to and from the Airport terminals. The Red Route will serve Shelters 8 through 16 (parking aisles A through M).  The Blue Route will serve bus Shelters 1 through 7 (parking aisles X through Y). Please be sure to check and remember which route you are on. For further assistance, contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority at PHL at 215-683-9842.

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Terminal D

March 27, 2015  - September 28, 2015 

Philadelphia artist Kate Clements has created a series of decorative, non-functional glass crowns. Many appear to be made of sugar with their crystallized, frost-like appearance. Their fragility is unmistakable and the delicacy of each renders them impossible to wear. The crowns are magical in their beauty and their materiality is alluring. But their inability to be worn creates a sense of mystery regarding their intended purpose.

Historically, crowns represent power, royalty, achievement, and pageantry. They are typically worn as symbols of distinction, hierarchy, and permanence. Although Clements’ crowns emulate the beauty of wearable crowns, her creations are not only too fragile to wear, they appear temporal with their sugary, icy translucency – qualities that purposefully undermine the primary attributes of such headwear. In this way, Clements reminds us that these objects of status, while beautiful, offer only temporary and often superficial transformations to those who wear them. 

To achieve the icy effect and intricate detail, Clements uses a technique known as kiln-fired glass. The glass is initially in a powder form called frit. Using the glass powder, Clements draws with the frit to create her patterns. Depending on the thickness, the glass eithers pools together or stretches to create lace-like patterns.