Feb 20, 2009

Flying Nowhere

This enormous skeletal plane perpetually flies over us commuters in Metro Colombia.

I've never been particularly beguiled by this sculpture.. The first time I got off at Colombia, I was struck by how big the plane is and then by how it's crammed into a small pocket ceiling space at a Metro Station that isn't near the airport. Then there's the colour. A neon highlighter yellow. Afraid we'd miss this gigantic dangling plane?

My question is and continues to be, why? Why was it put in Metro Colombia and not Barajas (for example)? Why this shade of day-glo yellow? And why was this plane given no visual space to fly in?


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