Cleveland Hopkins Unveils Final Terrazzo Floor Artwork Piece

By: Catrina Leone

Its emerald necklace covers the city with lush green foliage; its lake provides spectacular views with sailboats dotting the horizon while providing life-giving water for the city. Cleveland is literally green from all angels-this is how artist Mark Rook describes his terrazzo floor art piece, which was unveiled by Mayor Frank Jackson and Airport Director Ricky Smith.


This piece is entitled Green Utopia and is the last of seven terrazzo floor art pieces installed throughout the four concourses and main terminak at Hopkins Airport. It is located across from gate A5 in Concourse A.

Airport Director Ricky Smith stated, ” The unveiling of the final floor art piece brings an end to the terrazzo floor art project which has been a true labor of love. Each piece represents various elements of the city of Cleveland and we are proud of all the hard work that was put into this project by all the artists and contractors.”


Green Utopia artist Mark Rook was one of more than 25 Northeast Ohio artists that responded to the call for artists issued back in 2009. The first floor art piece was completed in May 2011.

“As a Cleveland artist/designer, I am honored to be a part of the revitalization of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.”, Mark stated. His piece represents sustainability in such a great way! Mark has over 20 years of experience in the graphic design field, serving as a Graphic Designer and Creative Director for Cleveland-area publishing, health care and consumer products companies.

This is a great addition to Cleveland and are definitely sticking with the theme : GO GREEN! Stay tuned to TV20 foe more on this story and others in our area!

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