10-ton sculpture landing at Indianapolis airport

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A 10-ton limestone sculpture soon begins a two-year stay at the Indianapolis International Airport.

The Indianapolis Star reports a crane will install The Birth of Flight Friday on a foundation in the North Garden outside the Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal building. The sculpture was created by Todd Frahm, a visiting professor of sculpture at Indiana University in Bloomington.

The work depicts two hands forming the American Sign Language symbol for a butterfly.

The Airport Authority and Airport Foundation sought proposals from Indiana artists more than a year ago and selected Frahm’s proposal.

Another work, Toward Flight, has been on loan to the airport and in the garden since November 2008.

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