Art for Airports: O’Hare Gets New Glass Mural

There’s a new piece of public art at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Inspired by the patterns of jet mist across a blue sky, Guy Kemper’s 50-foot long, 12-foot high, “Jet Trails” is made of hand-blown painted glass in soothing shades of blue, green and violet.

Kemper designed the mural to be “suggestive of many things related to flying-such as a kite, or the tail of an aircraft.”


(Photo courtesy: James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography)

See what you think: the mural is just past the south security checkpoint in Terminal 1.