Travelers in a hurry to get through security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport can skip the lines thanks to screening technology from Clear. And the company’s new pods aren’t just state of the art, they actually feature art.
Clear, which uses fingerprint and iris scanning technology as an alternative to the traditional check-in process, wants to draw more eyes to its presence at Sea-Tac. New pods being unveiled at the airport will showcase the work of two Seattle artists.
An image of Seattle’s Gas Works Park, taken by professional photographer Chase Jarvis, is one of the pieces of artwork that will be on display. The park, located at the north end of Lake Union, was converted to a public space in 1962 after serving the city’s energy needs for nearly 100 years.
“The decommissioned factory juxtaposed across Lake Union from Seattle’s rapidly growing skyline reminds us to simultaneously recognize our past and celebrate the constant invention and re-invention of our city’s future,” says a description accompanying the artwork.
The second artwork slated for Clear display is by Seattle artist Jennifer Ament, whose hand-carved linocut technique captures the city’s skyline. She refers to the city as “a huge creative force and inspiration to all who live here and to many around the world.”
The art will be featured on the backs of four pods at Sea-Tac security checkpoints two and three and will remain in place at least through the holiday season.
“We were very excited to launch Clear at Sea-Tac over the summer because Seattle has such a proud tradition of welcoming visitors and embracing new technologies,” said Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker. “Now, we’re celebrating our partnership with Seattle by providing local artists with an avenue to share the identity of their city. We hope travelers here enjoy Chase’s and Jennifer’s work as much as we do.”
Clear, which is in 17 airports across the United States, plans to expand the art program beyond Seattle to other locations.