Larry Kirkland created a suspended interior artwork entitled “Cruising School” for the two story atrium lobby at Terminal 18 that complements cruise activities and enhances the cruise experience for passengers in a positive way. A swirling school of iridescent fish and large rolling waves greet passengers arriving at the terminal`s entryway atrium. Once they clear security, passengers can also enjoy a closer view of the artwork from the second floor balcony. The artwork is comprised of hundreds of painted aluminum fish suspended from an oval bracket and acrylic rods representing the waves. Rotating on ambient air currents, the fish activate the space with changing reflections and cast shadows. The artwork design is also intended to function to improve security by deterring visitors in the terminal lobby from throwing objects up to passengers on the second floor who have already cleared security.

Installed, 2012