After leaving the airplane last Wednesday, I emerged from the jetbridge and into the Delta Terminal at the San Francisco Airport. I was travel-weary, but my attention was immediately captured by glass cases in the gate area that contained colorful objects. These public art installations were permanent exhibits of the SFO Museum.
The display closest to the gate appeared to be sculpture made of old table legs, a cardboard box, a guitar neck, a basket and other random items:
However, upon closer examination, the entire sculpture (an homage to the artist’s wife) is made from porcelain painted to look like upcycled objects! Martha H by Richard Shaw at SFO Public Art Collection
Across the hallway, there was another case that held a brightly colored ancient Greek statue:
…made entirely from strips of old cereal boxes and other colored cardboard. Cardboard Kore by Michael Stutx at SFO Public Art Collection
Even if I wasn’t in Kansas in anymore, I was beginning to feel right at home.