Saturday Art: Airport Art And Airport Terminals

Posted: February 4, 2012 in Artwork
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Image by shell belle under creative commons on flickr.

Every Beating Second is a hanging sculpture by artist Janet Echelman, and it is located at Terminal 2 of the San Francisco International Airport.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_Beating_Second

Goose art

Image by traveling.Steve under creative commons on flickr.

Ralph Helmick & Stuart Schechter “Landing” suspended
mixed-media sculpture (Central Terminal- Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, WA)

Sea-Tac is like a day at the art museum. Here is a map of the artowrk at Sea-Tac:

http://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Passenger-Services/Documents/artbrochure6-09.pdf

The Rainbow, Keflavík

Image by richardcjones under creative commons on flickr.

The Rainbow

‘The Rainbow’ – the 1991 artwork by Icelandic artist Rúrí at Keflavík Airport in Iceland.

The Rainbow

The artwork by Icelandic artist Rúrí is situated in front of the air terminal a short distance to the north. It reaches 24 metres into the sky, made of stainless steel and stained glass. “The natural rainbow materializes out of the blue, lasts for a few moments and disappears just as suddenly as it appeared. Nobody can grasp it, nor even get close to it, yet it holds a very special value for most people”. Rainbow vas installed in 1991.

More on Ruri webpage: http://www.ruri.is

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Iceland has some incredible artists, by the way.

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Image by shell belle under creative commons on flickr.

This painted glass sculpture is located in the Narita Airport in Tokyo, but I cannot find the name of the artist or a site on the sculpture.

Beijing captital international airport BCIA 北京首都国际机场

Image by dcmaster under creative commons on flickr.

Terminal 3 is a large, majestic space at BCIA, Beijing International Airport.

Envision a majestic space, two miles long, shaped like a dragon. Above, a flurry of reds and yellows color a dizzying mesh ceiling, backlit by the sun, and below, 50 million people pass each year. This building, one of the world’s largest, is no palace or museum—it’s Terminal 3 at Beijing International Airport.

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Toronto Pearson

Image by jpellegn under creative commons on flickr.

This beautiful art is in the Toronto Pearson Airport. Toronto’s airport is dedicated to art. Here is more:

http://www.torontopearson.com/uploadedFiles/Pearson/Content/ToDo_at_Pearson/Art_and_Exhibits/art_catalogue.pdf

Aviation

Image by Timothy Valentine under creative commons on flickr.

Sculpture by Stan Thomson ’46 Featured at Dayton, Ohio, Airport (James M Cox International Airport)

This sculpture is made of scrap metal!

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Comments
  1. I just tore my hair out, trying to get WordPress to publish all of these.

    I’m bald now.

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