Rotating Sculpture Park
In 2009, the Art Program installed four pedestals in the refurbished ground transportation holding
area just outside the west end of the main terminal and beneath the SkyTrain station. These pedestals
act as a rotating sculpture park, featuring exhibitions of free-standing, three-dimensional art.
Now, passengers have the chance to admire the talents of sculptors from around the Southeast as they
wait for their ride or simply take a break from the hectic pace of travel. To keep the site fresh and
viewers engaged, work here changes annually. For more information about this or the Airport Art Program
in general, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-382-2455.
Works by Phil Proctor
Phil Proctor's approach to sculpture is an interpretive one. He works with found objects
and recycled materials exploring their materiality to find their "voice" they tell him
what they are, what they were or what they desire to be. This intuitive approach gives
Proctor a way to analyze his own interactions with culture, life and physical existence.
The kinetic element presented in the four pieces on display at Hartsfield-Jackson
represents a new exploration for Proctor into the concepts of energy and matter.
For these sculptures, Proctor drew inspiration from shapes found in studies of the
atmosphere, mass, energy and motion, some of which may be more obvious than others.
He enjoys playing the ambiguity presented by these abstracted creations because that
lets his viewers interpret the work with the same spirit of discovery he had when
he explored the origins of the forms.
Phil Proctor lives and works in southeast Atlanta. Visit philproctor.com to learn more about the artist.