LA-based sculptor Stephen Glassman first caught international attention in the early 1990's when he began creating freeform, large-scale bamboo installations in urban sites devastated by the Rodney King Riots, Malibu Fires and Northridge Quake. These works became local community symbols of resiliency as well as a springboard for the permanent, award winning projects he creates today — art for art's sake in a social context. Urban Air sprung directly from those siteworks. Immediately upon its debut, the tangibility of Urban Air inspired the collaboration of key vanguard professionals committed to achieve it as a reality. Urban Air achieved global recognition in 2011 with the winning of a London International Creativity Award.