Airport Art


I had work meetings to go to in Southern California, and flew out of the Oakland Airport late last week.  I have seen art exhibits in airports before, but this one, in the Southwest Airline terminal, is a permanent window/glass mural by Oakland artist, Hung Liu. The work of art is called “Going Away, Coming Home”.


Professor Liu’s works have deliberate washes of color that drip and stain the canvas.


I love the alignment in this photo of the painted wing, with the wing of the airplane that can barely be seen through the window on the right in the photo above, and on the left in the photo below


Public Art @Oak states that 80 red-crowned cranes incorporated into the glass panels  were selected by the artist specifically as symbols of blessings and safe travel.


There is a quote from the I Ching on the wall plaque descriptor of the artist and her work: “There is nothing that involves only going without returning. It is the nature of Heaven and Earth. When there is going, there also must be returning”.


About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. I am a retired nurse case manager. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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19 Responses to Airport Art

  1. Expat Alien says:

    Very cool. Love your last sentence.


  2. Gunslinger Poet says:

    you’ve got a great eye – keep it up!!


  3. dotdos says:

    Preciosas fotos y qué aeropuerto tan artístico debe ser todo un placer que haya un poco de retraso 🙂


  4. E.C. says:

    Absolutely amazing. What a talented artist. Thanks for sharing this incredible art. I bet it was stunning in person. 🙂


  5. StephenBrassawe says:

    Public art. The more the better and a worthwhile expenditure of public money. This is an example illustrating that.


    • Angeline M says:

      Yes indeed! Artists just have to get past the public shool stage of life to get possible grants, etc for public art projects. The schools here in California mostly don’t provide art classes anymore (not seen as important in the funding scheme of things in the public school system). But seeing something like this warms my heart.


  6. ShimonZ says:

    This seems to be a very impressive exhibition and wall art for the traveler. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.


  7. Martinicity says:

    beautiful images. I’m going to San Francisco in January, I may even fly in to Oakland airport just to check this out. Thanks!


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