Gates E-1 to E-4
"Bird in the Hand"
Moore's sculpture represents a literal one-quarter scale replica of the Wright Flyer
designed by Orville and Wilbur Wright. The piece was created with exacting detail
and consummate craftsmanship, bringing to mind the intersection of art, aviation,
science, history and human discovery. The plane has been placed in a house-like
structure as if it were caged or held safely, depending on the viewer's perspective.
On the gates?lower walls passengers will find other two-dimensional pieces by Moore
that explore the same themes.
"Let each man pass his days in that endeavor wherein his gift is greatest"
Two large collages composed entirely of business cards can be found on the south
end of Concourse E. For these pieces Salvest tapped into this uniquely human way
of greeting strangers and exchanging identifying information. On one side he has
used colored business cards to send a message in the form of a quotation by Propertius.
On the other side are the five vowels in the Latin alphabet. Through both installations
he is celebrating work and a purposeful life for man-kind through employment and
By Amalia Amaki
This contemporary version of a quilt utilizes images from photographs of regular
people and celebrities. Amaki embellished the surface with buttons, creating a rich,
decorative pattern that frames the blue-toned photographic negatives. On the lower
walls of the gate, additional pieces by Amaki were installed in 1999. These smaller
works enhance her installation by giving viewers the chance to examine her meticulous
assemblages more intimately.