The most recent addition to CLT Airport's Art Program is
, a 40-foot tall, 20-ton sculpture made from Cor-Ten steel by Asheville, N.C. based artist
, named the 2016 Master Metalsmith by The Metal Museum of Memphis. The abstract branch structure suggests the majesty of a giant oak and is a tribute to the city's pride in its tree line. "My intention was to make a sculpture that had the same kind of presence as a big tree and get that canopy over your head," said the artist. "I was after that sensation you get when you're underneath, where it's at once very comforting but also very powerful."
Other notable artworks that can be enjoyed inside of the terminal include a series of six murals in cut aluminum by
Béatrice Coron called
Postcards from North Carolina (viewable from the escalators between Ticketing and Baggage Claim); a clock tower and kinetic sculpture celebrating the history of aviation called
First in Flight Mobile by
George Greenamyer (located in the Atrium); and
Vulcan's Gate by North Carolina Award-winning abstract painter
Herb Jackson (located in the waiting rooms at the end of Concourse D).