In response to the recent query (Letters, Feb. 8) concerning the "moving walkway" at our airport, the airport has always proudly displayed local artwork, and evidently vandals have stolen the plaque that identified it, as it was made of copper.
It is called "The Government" and represents a large glitzy machine, constructed by unions and set right in the way of progress with the promise of helping anyone wishing to get something for nothing who climbs aboard. Should one gleefully hop on, they will go absolutely nowhere and watch as more akamai travelers, who realize that they must pull their own weight, pass them by.
Without changing their mind, they will remain there until they not only miss their flight, but suffer the slings and arrows of random chastisement as well.
If one searches, there are other more obscure works there too. A room with the windows painted black so no one can see in, and periodically visited by a cart full of money that soon leaves empty, is called "The DOE."
There is also a door called "The Future" that one opens and once walked through, leads to a painful fall down to the hard tarmac far below.
A rescue facility dubbed "Stinger Ray's" has thankfully been set up to bolster a traveler's courage or alleviate any pain suffered.