Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 35: Art at SMF (Part 2)

Another favorite art installation in Terminal B is the big tree branch with mini-lights that hangs from the ceiling in the spacious food court seating area and greets passengers as they exit Security or walk from their Gate towards the shuttle back to the main "land side" of the Terminal.

Acorn Steam by Donald Lipski
Medium: Wood, steel, laytex, Polished Austrian crystals (Swarovski)
Location: Terminal B | Concourse
The artist means to bring the outside in to the airport, while paying homage to Sacramento's native oak trees, which sustained the Nisenan (Southern Maidu) and Plains Miwok Indians with their acorns.

In the picture above, you can see that the sculpture is right above the flight information screens, which means that almost everyone who passes through the Terminal has the opportunity to walk under it and - hopefully - take a moment to look up and appreciate the floating, shimmery branch.  It's a good reminder to be observant and aware of all your surroundings, even those that are overhead.


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