March 12, 2013
“Wonder of Wonders” Now at Dulles International Airport
New Permanent Art Depicts Travel and Exploration for Passengers
Washington Dulles International Airport has a new collection of permanent art for passengers to enjoy. “Wonder of Wonders” by artist Yuriko Yamaguchi, which completed installation on March 5, is located near the airport’s A-Gates AeroTrain Station.
The abstract art (pictured above), creatively depicts the journey through life and exploration of the universe. The bronze artwork, cast in a variety of metallic hues, is specially mounted into place to accent the walkway leading to the A Concourse. Passengers traveling through the airport will be able to touch the unique work and develop their own interpretation of the pieces.
“I hope this work presents an opportunity to engage passengers in communication not only about their travels but life and the world,” said Yamaguchi, “Wonder of Wonders” artist. “Although this artwork is abstract travelers can associate the pieces with something that is familiar.”
This is the seventh work added to Dulles International Airport’s public art collection since 2011 including Alice Aycock’s “The Game of Flyers – Part Two,” MikYoung Kim’s “Pendulum Project ” and Ray King’s “North/East/South West” all located in the airport’s International Arrivals Building. The Airports Authority’s Arts Program offers diverse regional, national and international exhibits, live performances and public art displays that celebrate the beauty and creativity of the region. For more information about this program visit the Reagan National and Dulles International airports “Arts Program” pages at mwaa.com.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No taxpayer money is used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17- member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.