Ohio’s Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) currently has this fun-looking artwork by Helma Groot installed in the exhibit space on the ticketing level of the airport.
Titled ‘Not My Baggage,’ the work is a collection of two and three dimensional pieces inspired by a series of kids books called ‘A Family From…’ in which families from different countries around the world take their possessions and display them in front of their homes.
CMH also has a fun program that I hope won’t get nixed if the airport ever needs to make budget cuts.
The airport gives children traveling through the airport crayons and a post-paid, blank postcard addressed to the airport. The kids are asked to draw something on the postcard from their trip and drop the postcard in the mail.
Many of those postcards are on display in the terminal building and on-line .
It’s a great idea and a great way to encourage kids to pay attention to what they see when they travel.
Hopefully other airports will give this is a try.