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Alaska Airlines Unveils New Heart Sculpture in Terminal 2

Hearts in SFOn February 14th, Alaska Airlines, together with San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, delivered a unique valentine to SFO’s Terminal 2.  As part of the Hearts in San Francisco program, a giant sky-blue and gold heart sculpture was unveiled and will soon take up a permanent residence at the Airport. 

The sculpture, titled Outerlands, was designed by local artist Gina Teichert, and is inspired by the sun breaking through the San Francisco fog.  In a tribute to the City’s Gold Rush history, real gold leaf is incorporated into the sculpture. 

Outerlands Ivar"As the premier gateway airport for the San Francisco Bay Area, we are proud to house the only heart sculpture at SFO in Terminal 2," said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. "With this display, travelers from around the world will know Alaska Airlines' true commitment to the San Francisco Bay Area."

Hearts in San Francisco is an annual public art installation program that was started in 2004 by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for the purpose of fundraising.  Each year, heart sculptures are painted by different artists and installed throughout San Francisco.  The sculptures are auctioned off at the end of each year with the proceeds going to the foundation.

The 5 foot tall sculpture is made of fiberglass and weighs in at 400 pounds.  It can be seen in the Terminal 2 food court starting in the spring of 2018.