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.

Thanks for visiting Stuck at the Airport. Subscribe to get daily travel tidbits. And follow me on Twitter at @hbaskas and Instagram.