A Misunderstood Wolf King Part of Terminal 2 Expansion at San Diego International Airport

this story was published in August 12, 2013 by Khari Johnson

“Legend of the Wolf King,” a story told through 40 pieces of ceramic art made by Jeff Kirkeeng of Imperial Beach, will be on display in Terminal 2 of San Diego International Airport. The expanded portion of the terminal opens to the public Tuesday.

Throughout history, most often, “the victor tells the story and everybody else is in debt or in jail,” said Imperial Beach artist Jeff Kirkeeng.

That’s the inspiration of his latest piece, Legend of the Wolf King, one of several pieces of art on display in the newly expanded Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport.

The four-panel ceramic work of art, in part painted with gold leaf, tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the wolf’s point of view for people waiting in security checkpoint lines to board flights.

The 445,000-square-foot expansion known as the Green Build project held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. 10 new gates will bring more people to America’s Finest City. Prominent San Diego businesses are included in the terminal including Stone Brewery and Phil’s BBQ.