An interactive light sculpture will be a permanent fixture above the concessions area of Nashville International Airport’s (BNA) new Concourse D when it opens next year, the airport’s board of commissioners said this week.
The new piece, “Lyrical Journeys,” was designed by RE:site Studio’s Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee as a playful homage to the sights and sounds of Nashville. The 90-foot-by-17.5-foot installation, constructed with 14 pairs of steel bridge plates and 20 linear strings of LED light, will be suspended over the food and retail hub of BNA’s new Concourse D, adding aesthetic beauty with cascading rhythms of meandering light.
“BNA has a longstanding tradition of investing in impactful public art, and we are proud to add ‘Lyrical Journeys’ to our collection for all of our passengers to enjoy,” says Doug Kreulen, BNA president and CEO. “We congratulate the artists, Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee, on being selected for this public art project, and we look forward to unveiling this dramatic sculpture when Concourse D opens next summer.”
“Lyrical Journeys” was recommended to the BNA Board of Commissioners by a six-member Arts at the Airport Foundation Board selection committee and selected from more than 60 submissions received from public artists around the nation.