Ed Carpenter’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport sculpture Aloft in Wichita, Kansas, soars from one end of the building to the other like an enormous abstract wing. Here is an overall view of the lobby sculpture made of laminated dichroic safety glass, stainless steel cables and hardware, and cellular polycarbonate. / image 1
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport suspended sculpture Aloft evokes feelings of ascent and descent, and sensations of the allure of flight. / image 2
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport suspended sculpture Aloft makes an enormous aerial gesture in the space, springing from points along the architectural grid of the building, interacting with light from the skylight, and enveloping travelers on the escalators and balcony, as it soars from one end of the building to the other like an enormous abstract wing. / image 3
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport sculpture Aloft delights travelers with colorful laminated dichroic safety glass forming an enormous abstract wing. / image 4
A view of Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport suspended sculpture Aloft from the second level. / image 5
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport suspended sculpture Aloft under the skylights. / image 6
A colorful close up of Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport suspended sculpture Aloft. / image 7
Experience of the upper level of Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport suspended sculpture Aloft. / image 8
View from the escalator of Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft delighting travelers with colorful laminated safety dichroic glass above. / image 9
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft delights travelers with colorful laminated safety dichroic glass above. / image 10
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft delights travelers with colorful laminated safety dichroic glass above as well as producing ever changing color patterns on the walls. / image 11
A different angle to show the detail of Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft. / image 12
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft delights travelers with colorful laminated safety dichroic glass above. / image 13
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft delights travelers with colorful laminated safety dichroic glass above. / image 14
Another angle of Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft reminiscent of a giant abstract wing made up of individual wings of alternating cellular polycarbonate and laminated safety dichroic glass. / image 15
Showing Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft close up of alternating colorful laminated safety dichroic glass and cellular polycarbonate. / image 16
Showing Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft close up of alternating colorful laminated safety dichroic glass and cellular polycarbonate. / image 17
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft cable detail shown in this photo. / image 18
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft detail of alternating panels of laminated glass and cellular polycarbonate. / image 19
Ed Carpenter’s Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport signature sculpture Aloft dichroic glass shadow patterns add another element to the experience. / image 20

“Aloft”

“Aloft” evokes feelings of ascent and descent, and sensations of the allure of flight.  It makes an enormous aerial gesture in the space, springing from points along the architectural grid of the building, interacting with light from the skylight, and enveloping travelers on the escalators and balcony, as it soars from one end of the building to the other like an enormous abstract wing.  “Aloft” is composed of a 360 foot long main cable and sixty-five transverse cables supporting alternating panels of laminated glass and cellular polycarbonate.

"Aloft"

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Client: Wichita Airport Authority

Wichita, KS

Date: April 2015

Dimensions: 64’ x 360’ x 25’

Materials: Laminated safety glass, stainless steel cables and hardware, cellular polycarbonate.


Descriptors: Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, interior sculpture, interior sculpture suspended, architectural sculpture, architectural art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, architectural art glass, laminated glass art, suspended sculpture, suspended glass art sculpture, tension sculpture, cable art, cable tension sculpture, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, ceiling sculpture

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