This month, the Arts Program debuted the latest of its Admiral Boland Way mural series. The 144′ long design by Artist Aaron Glasson combines imagery of San Diego’s varied landscape and unique airport architecture, blended with bold abstraction.
It’s important to Glasson’s process to have an extended engagement with an artwork’s site in order to draw inspiration from its ecosystem, people, and history. While developing his design for SAN before the pandemic began, he created plein-air paintings onsite at the airport, giving the traveling public the chance to observe his creative process.
Aaron Glasson is a multi-disciplinary artist from New Zealand currently living in San Diego. He has completed large-scale permanent and temporary murals around the globe from Denver, Colorado to Delhi, India.
This work is accessible to the public from SAN’s interior roadway, Admiral Boland Way, between Palm and Sassafras Streets.