Merge Conceptual Design (2014)

Permanent (Civic Art Collection)

SFO: Terminal 3, Boarding Area E, Level 2, Post-Security (Restricted Accessibility) (view map)

Sky is a collaborative installation by Franka Diehnelt and Claudia Reisenberger that explores perceptions of space. Each mirrored sphere's exterior reflects and distorts its surroundings, as subtle shifts in light and color create an optical effect in the interior of each sphere. This creates the illusion that each space seems to be simultaneously expanding and flattening, causing the viewer to lose sense of the spheres' proportions.

Best Viewing: Post security; accessible to ticketed passengers for Boarding Area E only.

Presenting Sponsor

5M is a new, vibrant mixed-use destination in the heart of San Francisco located at the intersection of 5th and Mission streets. Developed by Brookfield Properties, named “Developer of the Year” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2021, the four-acre parcel was previously home to parking lots and underutilized buildings. Now, it has been transformed into a lively community for locals and visitors alike.