We didn't get any aerial photos on our coast-to-coast flight last week -- no window seats. But in the Eugene (Oregon) airport, where we started out, we did encounter some flying people. Here are a few of them.
These life-sized photo cutouts by the late Eugene artist David Joyce were first installed in 1989, when the airport underwent an extensive modernization.
The flying subjects were real Eugene-area people and they're installed along the concourse wall leading to the boarding gates. There are about 170 individual pieces (people and clouds).
Last winter the whole installation was taken down, refurbished and reinstalled exactly as it was originally.
We lived in the area in 1989 and pretty much everybody in town went to see the newly remodeled airport and the flying people. Back then of course, even if you weren't flying yourself (on an airplane!) you could visit the airport, see the art, say goodbye to friends who were leaving or meet them, or just sit at the windows and watch planes landing and taking off. Now, the wall is past the security gate so you have to have a ticket to look at it.
Most airports we've been in have arts or crafts or something interesting to look at along the concourse walls but I still think this one is the most fun.
And if only flying were this effortless, we'd do it more often!
Here's a link to some more information about Eugene's Flying People.
Thank you to the Our World Tuesday team.