Dancing on Air
Jack Hastings, Sewanee, Tennessee (1999)
In 1999, the airport commissioned Tennessee artist Jack Hastings to create two 15-foot aluminum mobile sculptures entitled Dancing on Air. Hastings' perfectly balanced, folded and curved metal pieces move slowly overhead in the wind currents as passengers enter and exit the concourse areas on either side of the terminal. The brilliant range of colors against the white terminal walls adds visual harmony to the live music often heard in these two locations within the airport terminal.
Dancing on Air is Jack Hastings's first major public art commission in Nashville, and was funded in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. Hastings works in a variety of media, including cast and carved concrete. Other public works by Hastings may be found at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Chattanooga Office Complex and Tennessee's I-75 Interstate Welcome Center.
Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614.