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On my way to Guangzhou in Chine, I had a stop in Doha Airport (I went by Qatar Airways). The Doha Airport is interesting and there some nice photo possibilities there.

Tom Otterness‘ playful artistic style is recognizable to every New Yorker, many Midwesterners, and now, to every businessperson and globetrotter passing through Qatar’s Hamad International Airport. Tom has been casting with Dick Polich for over three decades. He has become somewhat of a regular since 2011, overseeing his largest, most impressive project yet, Otterness has installed large scale sculpture all over the United States and the Netherlands, including a few playgrounds in New York City, yet nothing quite compares to the three newest ‘Activity Nodes’ scattered about the Qatar airport. The Qatar Museum Authority commissioned Otterness to design the Playground. The organization wishes to ‘extend art beyond its traditional museum model, and into public spaces.’ The oversized sitting figures, laying down figures, and the awe-inspiring 4-story tall double headstand figures invite children and adults to sit, slide, play, and interact with the sculpture.

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The same sculpture
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From the other side.




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