Portia Munson, Cosmos, 2015, photographic print on fabric, Baggage Claim
In Cosmos, the vibrant, delicate segments of flowers common to our Hudson Valley region are carefully arranged to resemble the bursting, spinning celestial bodies that inhabit the far reaches of our sight. Drawing upon the bounty of her own garden, the artist infuses this busy, built environment with contemplation of the world around and far beyond. In 2021, Cosmos was re-located from its original site on Concourse B to the Baggage Claim area.
Deborah Zlotsky, Flight Plans, 2019, digital print on vinyl, Ticketing area
The geometric patterns in this composition are based upon paper airplanes folded by employees throughout Albany International Airport who were invited to contribute to this project. After collecting the planes, the artist unfolded them and then traced their creases into this fifteen-part sequence. The white lines on varying shades of blue ground echo the contrails of jets as they cross the sky, or blueprint renderings for simple, elegant flying machines.