American artist Duane Hanson died in 1996, but was renowned for his creations of hyper-realistic statues depicting everyday people. Hanson would make casts of real people in polyester resins with fiberglass, and then spend endless house painting the figures with extreme detail.
Orlando International Airport’s “The Traveler” is one of two depictions of a sleeping traveler by the artist, who created a similar stature two years later. The second, however, is a little less airport appropriate attire, sporting nothing underneath his completely undone shirt.
The statues were made of bronze polychromed in oil, found clothing, hair, a duffel bag and sleeping bag, wooden sticks and paper tickets.