MetroGnomes

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: MetroGnomes
Photo Credit: Serge Hoeltschi, Los Angeles
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

Located adjacent to busy roadways, the airfield, and San Diego Bay Christian Moeller’s MetroGnomes is uniquely situated at the intersection of many modes of transportation. The sense of constant motion that surrounds the site inspired the artist to create a work to reflect this busy hub of activity. Using an internal electro-magnetic pivot mechanism developed by the oldest clock maker in Europe, the pair endlessly tick and tock in slow, graceful, and meticulous movements. The abstract form of the sculptures is evocative of varied objects, but for Moeller, it is most reminiscent of his childhood in Germany and the tradition of garden gnomes placed in front of yards.

PROJECT LOCATION

Airport
The Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport (SAN) houses most of the rental car companies, including national brands, as well as local, independent and small business rental car companies, in one central location. The facility dramatically reduces rental car traffic on North Harbor Drive and the number of shuttle buses circulating around the airport. The project opened on January 20, 2016.
San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Lauren Lockhart

Constance White
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Carlson Arts LLC, PERROT GmbH & Co. KG, Nous Engineering
John Baker
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
650,000
$500,000 and above
Public
Percent-for-Art
Kinetic, Sculpture
Electronics, Metal
2016
2017