While waiting for my bag to appear on the baggage carousel at McCarran International Airport, I noticed a couple of sculptures.
Created by sculptor David Phelps, the Tortoise and the Hare are just 2 of 4 pieces located in D Gate.
The others, which I didn’t see, are the Desert Rattlesnake and the Horned Toad.
Created using cracked concrete to replicate dry cracked mud; “evocative of the desert environment.”
Without knowing of the others’ existence, I thought the pair of sculptures was a fun play on the famous fable credited to ancient Grecian, Aesop. Regardless, it was nice to look at something while waiting for the familiar whir of the carousel to start.