I had never intended for this to become a series, but I can’t help sharing the beautiful art on display at the Oakland Airport. It was extremely quiet and quick at the airport yesterday, so quiet that I could distinctly hear the chirping of birds while I walked from the bus to the terminal. I flew through the security line and had tons of time to kill. So I stopped and snapped some photos, and with the wonders of wi-fi at the airport and plenty of outlets, I typed most of this while waiting for my flight to LA.
The current display features handmade guitars and other string instruments. Here’s a Picasso Cubist ukulele by Peter Hurney:
The Soprano “pineapple” ukulele by Tony Graziano:
The Harmony Aero ukulele by Peter Hurney:
And this is the Nouveau guitar by Larry Robinson:
Then, there were photos of how one artist, Eric Schmidt, makes his guitars. Here’s him placing the tiles:
And the curvy interior of the guitar:
The pictures don’t really do these instruments justice, so if you’re in terminal 2 anytime soon, I recommend stopping to check out this exhibit.