Food Court Threatens Alice Aycock Sculpture at JFK
Airport sculptures comprise an underappreciated category of public art. We don’t talk about them very much, but they serve a very specific artistic and social function: helping us pass and alleviate the often nervous, never-ending wait before a flight. So it’s dismaying news that the Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) at JFK airport wants to dismantle and remove a work inside that terminal, “Star Sifter,” by renowned American sculptor Alice Aycock. And the reason? No, it’s not to make space for more security checkpoints and full-body scanners — no, they want to add more food concessions. 

Food Court Threatens Alice Aycock Sculpture at JFK

Airport sculptures comprise an underappreciated category of public art. We don’t talk about them very much, but they serve a very specific artistic and social function: helping us pass and alleviate the often nervous, never-ending wait before a flight. So it’s dismaying news that the Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) at JFK airport wants to dismantle and remove a work inside that terminal, “Star Sifter,” by renowned American sculptor Alice Aycock. And the reason? No, it’s not to make space for more security checkpoints and full-body scanners — no, they want to add more food concessions.