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BWI — “Seasons of Flight”

BWI — “Seasons of Flight”

Maryland Aviation Administration, 1993

In the fall of 1993, David Ashton designed the now, iconic flock of geese sculpture located at Baltimore Washington International Airport. These 150 steel geese are key elements in "Seasons of Flight," a garden and gateway, in collaboration with Graham Landscape, that the Maryland Aviation Administration commissioned as part of the main terminal overhaul.



Designed as a unifying element for the garden, the steel geese make a metaphorical link between the airport and the region it serves.


“This is a fragment of the Maryland landscape. It's meant to set a tone for visitors from out of state and let them know what this region is about. It's supposed to have a strong regional character — mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake Bay, tidewater — so people will know they're in Maryland and not in the West somewhere.”

Principal, Graham Landscape

These abstract sculptures made of Corten steel — fabricated by a blacksmith, are folded like origami for a three-dimensional effect, and mounted on rods to give the illusion of birds on the wing.


Awards & Recognition
Merit Award, Potomac and Maryland Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects