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The Living Wall unveiled at Birmingham's airport

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The Living Wall was unveiled at Birmingham's airport Monday The Living Wall was unveiled at Birmingham's airport Monday

It’s an effort to bring a touch of relaxation and wellness to passengers who visit Birmingham’s airport.

Officials with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport unveiled the Living Wall exhibit Monday.

The exhibit is called “Earth, Wind and Water: The Landscape of Alabama”, and is located on Concourse B at the airport.

The exhibit is 100 feet long and 14 feet high, and consists of about 8,000 individual plants.

Some of the plants include orchids, insect-eating plants, pineapple plants, palm trees, ferns, and more.

It was created with the guidance of artist Murray Johnston and the design firm Green Over Grey.

The Birmingham Airport Authority Terminal Modernization Project Art and Cultural Exhibits Committee wanted to portray the biodiversity of Alabama into a wall of plants rather than fabric.

“The state has numerous layers of environment all in one state and my thought was to incorporate as much as possible while still working within the confines of the parameters set by the Green Over Grey works,” says quilt artist Murray Johnston.

“I started up in the northeast corner of the state with Little River Canyon, the largest and deepest canyon east of the Mississippi, with a wonderful waterfall that then moves to the farmlands with the rivers going through and ending up at our swamp lands and beaches of the Gulf Coast,” says Johnston.

The exhibit involves automatic watering, and will need to be trimmed periodically.

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