Carry On Walter Hood

About The Artwork

  • Artist

  • Walter Hood
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  • Year

  • 2018
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  • Description

  • Created in collaboration with more than 80 local contributors, Carry On, by Oakland-based artist Walter Hood, paints a portrait of the San Diego and airport community across its 225' long expanse. Hood uses familiar iconography of the airport in the form of the x-ray bag to reveal the culture, values, and interests of San Diegans. To create the work, Hood led multiple community workshops in conjunction with local organizations like AjA Project, who empowers refugee and immigrant youth, to photograph objects of importance to participants. Though each item has personal symbolism to an individual contributor, local visitors and international travelers alike are sure find connection and meaning of their own among the 624 unique objects included. 

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  • Photos: Pablo Mason
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  • Location

  • Terminal 2 International Arrivals Baggage Claim
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  • Map