The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has unveiled a new piece of public art in the United Airlines section of Terminal B at Boston Logan International Airport.
The sculpture, titled Flyby, expresses forward momentum and departure, paying homage to flight and themes of movement. The 18ft high x 26ft long x 7ft wide sculpture is made of anodized aluminum, powder coated steel and stainless steel, mimicking the metallic tones of an aircraft.
The creator of the sculpture, Boston-based artist Jacob Kulin, said, “There is a celebration of liveliness in Terminal B and Flyby is inspired by this energy and excitement. The asymmetric and geometric patterns that animate the open expanse provide space for art to captivate and connect with travelers. The sculpture echoes notions of transition and flow with its streamlined, telescoping forms, producing a sense of speed and takeoff as the piece seamlessly rears up from the floor.”
Thomas P Glynn, CEO of Massport, said, “Not many people think of Logan as a place to see public art, but we’re working to change that. Jacob’s piece is unique in that it’s a large metal structure, but it’s not overwhelming. Our passengers can interact with it – they can touch it, run around it or just simply look up. The piece fits so well, it almost feels like the rest of the terminal was built around it.”