Location: Terminal 2 Ticketing
Artist: Ed Carpenter; Portland, OR
Installation: December 2010
The spirit of Terminal 2’s guiding theme of handmade and mind-made, is embodied in Ed Carpenter’s work located in the terminal’s central atrium. The piece features refined, hand-finished materials as reminders of North Carolina’s legacy of craftsmanship. Wood masts, tipped with dichroic glass and LED lighting, are suspended from stainless steel cables. The sculpture creates triangular forms that suggest the Research Triangle Region.
The sculpture is an unmistakable icon and marker, providing identification and orientation to the traveler. It is positioned to be seen from long distances on either axis of the airline check-in area, and reveals increased complexity as one approaches and experiences the piece from every angle.