The Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) International Airport recently celebrated the completion of its WINGSPAN program by giving visitors a look at its newly improved terminal.
One of the more striking new pieces of artwork at GSP is one crafted by artist Dimitar Lukanov, “Waterfall of Light,” a 16-foot sculpture made of steel, sits at the front of the airport. The sculpture was first unveiled in April.
The sculpture is the last of nine art pieces selected for GSP International Airport’s art program. In 2015, the airport formed an arts committee to decorate the 55-year-old terminal, which underwent a $125 million expansion and improvement project (WINGSPAN) to improve passenger traffic flow.
The terminal’s art collection, which also features pieces from local painter Melissa Anderson and stained glass artist Arthur Stern, focuses on three themes of the Upstate’s past and current history: textiles, water and technology.
Like the flow of water, “Waterfall of Light” is a gesture of movement and life, according to a press release.
The sculpture, which features yellow steel beams that intertwine and ascend into a sun, was designed to act as a focal point for travelers as they enter and exit the terminal, said Lukanov. “People from different places travel all over the world but airports are where they meet. This art piece is a reflection of that.”
Lukanov, who previously created three sculptures for New York City’s JFK International Airport, designed “Waterfall of Light” from two drawings and used no technology during the process.