Gate of Air

Location: Terminal 2, Ticket Counter A-B; Bag Claims 4 and 5
Artist: Lydia Rubio
Installation: January 2011

This is one of two installations in Terminal 2 created by Lydia Rubio. Gate of Air is a sculpted spiral that is in the shape of a seashell. It begins in the terminal’s bag claim area and extends up a light well and over an escalator into the building’s ticketing lobby.

The piece represents the elements of air and water, which are symbolized by a spiral that builds upward from a sea shell. This sculpture evokes an upward growth, a transformation from solid to light.