Location: Parking Garage Atrium
Artist: Dunne Dittman
Installation: April 2008
Soaring above the parking garage atrium is Earlier Flight, which pays homage to the early days of air travel. The piece was designed and built by former Southwest Airlines employee Dunne Dittman, who views the piece as a vision of a bygone era of suitcases adorned with destination stickers that represented a simpler time for air travel.
The flock spans 56 feet long and 35 feet wide. It was proportioned to the dimensions of the parking garage atrium. Each bird is fitted with a wooden frame for stability and is carefully hung with stainless steel cables to gently sway with the motion of air and vibration from the garage.