Returning home from a recent West Coast trip, I had a lay-over of a couple of hours in the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. I did not notice the art at first, as I briskly walked from gate D27 to D18 to verify the location for my next leg of the trip. Yet, once I settled in I began to notice the public art in the terminal. Not wanting to sit for two hours, after doing so in the half of the seat that my row companion allowed me to have of the first part of the trip, I decided to take a stroll. Each end of the section of the terminal that I was in had a large, walk through sculpture. At intersections, 15 foot diameter mosaics were set into the floor. I suspect that most people saw these only peripherally, as I did when I first walked past. But, I did see a couple of other people stop to snap photos as they passed by.
I also noticed, while strolling that the chairs were arranged not in the sterile rows common to airports, but set in clusters around triangular end-tables. This allowed for couples travling together to face each other, and not take up half the row with their luggage. Nice design feature. Then I saw an abstract image of completely empty esculators, with only a cleaning staff person slowly descending the side stairs sweeping off each stairs as she came down.