The City and County of San Francisco in 1999 commissioned artist Carmen Lomas to create a metal cutout to be installed in one of the gate rooms in the new San Francisco International Airport that would be visible to travelers from two levels, those departing on the upper level and those arriving in the lower level.

About BAILE: “When waiting passengers see the copper cutout BAILE it is as if they are looking in through a window of an artist’s studio. The artist is painting an image of Jarabe Tapatio dancers from Mexico. The copper cutout was based on a paper cutout that was photographed, digitized, and cut with a high-pressure jet stream of water.”

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