“That tends to be the nature of my work,” said San Diego artist and architect Miki Iwasaki, whose “Signalscape” was installed at the airport last week. “I don’t want to have things that create anxiety, that create more stimulation. I want to do something that allows you to be more introspective.”
Iwasaki’s work is the latest in a series of public art commissions the airport has initiated since the San Diego Regional Airport Authority took over the facility in 2003 from the Port of San Diego.
Guided by a master plan developed in 2006 and funded by an airport authority mandate that 2% of certain public area construction costs be applied to art, the airport’s ambitious art program aspires to “lead the world in vision, innovation and design” and include a diversity of art and artists from the San Diego region.
Photos of Iwasaki public art commission: