It’s been almost three weeks since I got on a plane in the middle of the night to begin a tri-city tour of the lower 48. First stop was San Francisco.
I did a miserable job of blogging while I was on the road. I know this is all about time management and my adversion to hand held devices.
Today, I’m back at home in front of my desk top and ready to share some art adventures.
My trip to San Francisco involved a quick and early–as in 4:30 in the morning–lay over in Seattle. We boarded the plane to SF only to be told that a broken part (doesn’t that sound a bit scary?) would be delaying our flight by four hours. It seems they needed to find a new part…which is equally scary sounding. I think my uneasiness about this came from the ambiguity of the announcement. Just exactly what part was broken was never revealed. A windshield wiper? the rear landing wheels? our flotation devises? I will never know.
Two things happened at this juncture. I once again admitted to myself that I needed a cell phone. With a cell phone, I could quickly tell my San Francisco friend that I would be late. Instead, I had to trek the airport looking for a nearly extinct version of communication known as the public phone.
In pursuit of this public phone, I walked by a piece of art. I thought to myself, “Gosh, that looks like a Stella but in pastels. Could it be?” Yep. It was a Frank Stella circa 1972.
And with four hours to spare, I had plenty of time to enjoy it. Next up was this wacky scupture–in the air and on the ground–by Peter Shelton called cloudsandclunkers.
This sleethering smooth silver sculputure was also very pleasing to look at. It is PANTOPOL V by Ted Jonsson and was made in 1972. This piece, and the one by Stella from 1972 made me think–has the Seattle Airport always collected art? And if so, that is amazing.
I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of Seattle Airport Art.
Over the next week or so, I will continue to chronical my trip. Next up is the Arc Gallery and Studios where I participated in my first ever artist talk.
It is good to be home and enjoying a sub-arctic heatwave!