Terminal 5 Murals
The newly renovated International Terminal 5 at Chicago's O'Hare Airport features a dramatic entry wall and mezzanine mural commissioned by Westfield Group. The installation tells a story through three distinct chapters: "Gathering Together" upon approach to the security checkpoint, "Our City" down the entry corridor, and "Our World" above the central court area.
Thirst's unique statement is at once visual tapestry and guidepost, subliminally guiding traffic to the right into the security queue with kinetic motion while surprising and delighting vistors visually with a reminder of where they've been and where they are going.
- Chicago Design Archive 2014