Arakkal’s flight lands at BIA

A futuristic art installation by Yusuf Arakkal now greets passengers at the arrival section in Bangalore International Airport. Titled Flight, the 20 feet by 10 feet, stainless steel and copper art work, mounted on synthetic granite, is the first -ever commissioned piece by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).

The artist, who had been approached months earlier for the project, drew inspiration from his 20-year old association with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited where he designed aircraft components as a machinist. “I worked on my sketches for about two-three months. I had conceived it as a three-dimensional installation of a mechanical flight hinged on a curve. Sanjay Reddy (managing director, BIAL), who is an art connoisseur himself, was extremely excited by the designs,” says Arakkal.

Fifty-five separate pieces were married together to bring alive Flight. Arakkal’s aesthetics were teamed with techniques from actor, artist and entrepreneur Mani Mani’s architectural firm that fashioned the pieces.

Full report here New Indian Express


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