Denver International Airport: cloudy for one year

Perhaps to balance off the negative vibes some travelers may be feeling from having a 26-foot tall image of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead, looming over the airport this summer, Denver International Airport has installed Cloudscape, a new outdoor sculpture by Christopher Lavery.

Several hollow, corrugated metal and plastic clouds from 16 to 40 feet will be hanging around outside the airport for one year, offering a puffy greeting to travelers heading into the city.

Anubis sits on the south side of the terminal and will be peering at passengers through mid-August as part of a promotion for a King Tut exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

Photo by Jeff Wells

You better watch out for Santa… and Anubis

While the folks at NORAD are busy tracking the whereabouts of a roly-poly guy named Santa, folks heading to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport should be on the lookout for a ten-ton, 26-foot-tall statue of Anubis, the ancient god of mummification and the dead.

Airport officials say the statue, complete with a giant candy cane staff, is due to arrive on Friday at the airport’s Founders’ Plaza. It’s role? To amuse holiday travelers and promote the current Tutankhamun exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. (Tip: check the museum’s Web site to get $10 off the hefty exhibit ticket price; good only on New Year’s Day.)

Can’t wait to see the statue on-site!