Nineteen art pieces including sculptures, paintings and mosaic floor medallions were chosen by the Dallas/Fort Worth Art Program among proposals from 140 artists to decorate International Terminal D offering travellers a world-class collection of artwork.
While making a connection at Terminal D of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), usually the main concerns are finding the departure gate on time, worrying about the possibility of one’s luggage missing the next stage of the journey, or attempting to alleviate the irritation caused by the invasive procedures inflicted by the Transportation Security Administration officer during the airport security inspection. However, in Terminal D at DFW it is also possible to reduce stress admiring the many works of art that decorate the terminal.
Besides the terrazzo floors in each of the Skylink stations connecting the 5 terminals of the DFW Airport-City, other 5 paintings and sculptures beautify the Outside Security Area of Terminal D. Additionally, 14 works of art including sculptures and large (6.1 m. diameter) floor mosaic medallions embellish the Inside Security Area in the vicinity of the 29 gates of Terminal D.
DFW is one of the most important airports in the United States. It is the fourth busiest airport in the United States in terms of passenger traffic, and the fourth world's busiest airport by aircraft movements. Terminal D was constructed in 2005, but the selection, design and elaboration of the art collection for the terminal began in 2001. Over thirty artists, mainly local (Texas), but also national (USA), and international were commissioned by the DFW International Airport Art Program to develop the artwork displayed in various areas of the terminal. The results are impressive. It is a delight to walk on the mosaic or stone medallions and appreciate the designs, beauty, details and colors of the art creations. So much so, that it could cause getting distracted and the possibility of missing the connection to the next flight.
The following images show some of the stunning artwork in Terminal D of DFW International Airport.
“Crystal Mountain” (2005) by Dennis Oppenheim (1938-2011). Aluminum sheet frame, LED lights. The crystal inspired sculpture has an arched tunnel for two-way pedestrian circulation. Located at North Concessions Area, DFW – Terminal D.