Fresh art at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Terminal 2 RDU Ed Carpenter Triplet

There’s fresh art at Raleigh-Durham International Airport: Triplet, by Ed Carpenter, was just unveiled as the centerpiece of the Terminal 2 central atrium.

“The piece captures the two themes behind the design of the terminal: handmade and mind made. It also incorporates glass, wood and steel, which are the three major components of the building…. Wood masts, tipped with dichroic glass and LED lighting, are suspended from stainless steel cables. The sculpture creates triangular forms on the ceiling and floor that suggest the Research Triangle Region.”

The first phase of the RDU’s Terminal 2 opened at the end of October. When completed, in January 2011, the terminal have eight pieces of art, 36 boarding gates, 10 security checkpoint lanes and be home to seven of the airport’s 10 major airlines.

RDU is no stranger to great art. Here’s a link to some of RDU’s great pieces – some dating back to 2002 – that have been installed elsewhere in the airport.