Carry On
July 3, 2018
San Diego City College
June 13, 2018

Paths Woven Aaron T. Stephan

About The Artwork

  • Artist

  • Aaron T. Stephan
  • Year

  • 2018
  • Description

  • The twenty-five gracefully spiraling ladders suspended overhead in the internationals arrivals area were crafted by hand by Portland, Maine-based artist, Aaron T. Stephan. Composed of more than four miles of wood laminate, the work features an intricate and dense accumulation of maple forms.  A single ladder made of California Claro Walnut, native to the Southern California region, extends out across the space. Stephan chose the symbol of the ladder in consideration of the airport as a site where hundreds of individual journeys converge and depart, and more specifically, of the international arrivals site as one where families and loved ones will reunite and embrace.

  • Photos: Pablo Mason
  • Location

  • Terminal 2 International Arrivals Area
  • Map