Tiffany Lin and Lyssa Park (both Art) contributed designs for new Zoom Zone Designed by Children's Discovery Museum, a kid-friendly area at the Mineta San Jose International Airport. Park is an MFA candidate.
With its entrance decorated in the museum’s signature purple, the Zoom Zone will satisfy kids’ interest in things that fly — whether it’s a bird, a butterfly or an airplane. Children can make a monarch butterfly’s wings flap, climb all over a bird’s outstretched wings, or take the controls of a biplane. The “Alphabet Plane” has a series of windows that matches up letters with place names to teach kids about cities around the United States (Detroit, Reno, and New York) and the world (Guadalajara, Tokyo, and London).
When the window shades are pulled up, children will uncover an artist image representing that place created by six artists the museum commissioned, Khamron Brooks, Saskia Krafft, Tiffany Lin, Frances Marin Lopez, Lyssa Park, and Harumo Sato. Even if you’re not flying, you can see the art and learn more about the artists.