"The Unscalable Rampart of Time" 2022
Resin, bamboo, UV prints, screenprints, fiberglass rod, and stainless steel
81’ x 60’ x 41’
Composed of 9,000 washi paper and bamboo kites, "The Unscalable Rampart of Time" is Jacob Hashimoto’s largest and most ambitious permanent sculpture to date. The form undulates around the oculus and lunges down into the atrium below, cascading past the escalator and mezzanine. As a whole, the composition evokes the regional landscape’s hills and waterways below and Nashville’s open skies above. The kites contain references to local iconography, architecture, and natural elements, including The Ryman Theater, The Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge, Cumberland Park, dogwoods, milkweed, and irises. With such visible placement in the terminal, passengers can experience the piece at a variety of speeds and scales: driving up to drop a loved one off at Departures, or waiting with a coffee beneath the gently swaying kites.
WHERE: BNA Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN
ASSISTANCE: Larry Peace-Love Yes, Steve Nasker, Quinn Conway, Nora Marlow Smith, Andy Collinsand Art Up Nashville
PRODUCED AND FABRICATED BY: Superabundant Atmospheres
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jordan Powers