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”.