art at the airport

Sacramento International Airport completed a new “Central Terminal B” this October, and I would love to fly in just to see the art installations.

Sacramento International AirportAcorn Steam by Donald Lipski
Wood, steel, laytex, Polished Austrian crystals (Swarovski)

Lipski’s sculpture is 30 feet in diameter,and every branch and twig is hung with over 5,000 hand-cut, polished Swarovki crystals.

Joan MomentA Fragment of the Universe by Joan Moment
Glass Mosaic

Moment’s design was fabricated by Franz Mayer of Munich, Germany.

“With Joan’s piece, a group of 20 kids walked up, on a tour, and they all just threw themselves on the ground and then another two groups came and did the same thing.”
Willis said it must have been because Moment’s piece looks like water and “you just want to get down there and touch it.” –from Sacramento State Hornet

Sacramento International AirportLeap by Lawrence Argent
Aluminum, Steel, Granite, Bronze

Argent’s red rabbit is 56 feet long and  19 feet tall, and fabricated from glass coated aluminum.

“The rabbit was selected because its symbolism works on many levels. The rabbit is a symbol for cleverness, foolishness, of femininity and androgyny, of cowardice and courage.” – from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

There are several more art installations at this airport.  Visit online to read more: www.sacramento.aero

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