Saw this Phoenix Public Art while riding along 24th Street, around the western border of the Sky Harbor Int'l Airport. It's a nice wide street, plenty friendly to bikes, north of an entrance to a path along the Salt River that I didn't know was there--more about the path in a pleasant post for a Friday, perhaps.
The art combines symbols from the Hohokam, the ancient settlers of this area who built an extensive canal system, with jets. It's stuff like this you notice at the slower pace of a bike ride, where you can stop to look at something you are interested in, take some pictures, and think about the ancient ones as the jets blast overhead.
When I looked up this work, I also found that the nearby bus shelters were designed by an OSG favorite, Kevin Berry, and include gabion elements and more bird patterns, so I'll have to ride back to that area to check them out.
Gabion waste baskets. I love this city.
Bicycling around a major airport feels so counter-current, like swimming against the tide, since you are meant to get in, get on, and take off, not mosey around it on two wheels at a medium pace browsing public art. I'm definitely going back. Get up. Go ride.