GE Aviation 2016
 Formica laminate on panel
 2,719 pieces

General Electric (GE) began in the 1940s what is today known as GE Aviation in Evendale. Its history is intertwined with the twentieth century’s most defining achievements and challenges. GE is one of the world’s largest corporations and produces a variety of engines for commercial aircraft at its Evendale facility. GE Aviation has manufacturing operations all over North America, and the Evendale plant conducts final assembly for engines produced by CFM International, a joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines of France.
This mosaic was created after a visit to a research and development assembly line. The iconic form of the jet engine turbofan defines the composition as engineers Kelly Terborg, lead operations engineer, and Matt Barnes, assembly mechanic, analyze the manufacturing process. The highly technical nature of GE’s jet engine is reflected in this extremely detailed artwork.