Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Boarding Area C - Level 2
Flight Patterns

Flight Patterns 1987

Larry Kirkland
Stainless steel cables, painted aluminum tubing, sheeting and screening
264 in. x 276 in. x 756 in.

Larry Kirkland created large, aerial sculptures that are characterized by their nearly transparent, ethereal quality. This work was conceived by Kirkland after he spent time observing airport activities from an air traffic control room. Each of the 1500 elements suspended by 3000 wires represents an air traffic control symbol: triangles (landmarks), dotted lines (land boundaries), and x’s (flying objects).