Fresh art at Nashville International Airport

Nashville International Airport (BNA) has an ambitious live music schedule and, it seems, a fine art program.

Through June 1, 2008, the airport’s exhibition series (Flying Solo) features the work of four Tennessee artists, including T. Michael Martin who describes his work this way:

“I create quirky, vibrant worlds where geometries are manipulated to represent sci-fi fascinations combined with concerns of advancing technologies. My paintings and installations start from found blueprints, maps, diagrams, and schematics. Then I isolate seemingly mundane events from my daily life and incorporate them to invent unusual structures that question utopian or dystopian societal views.”

I bet this image on display in the south end of the ticket lobby was inspired by something Martin saw on the x-ray machine at an airport security checkpoint.

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T. Michael Martin: Codes of Connection, 20′ x 9,’ mixed media digital collage on Tyvek.