Magnetic Anomaly, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, Washington

Suspended from the ceiling of the new International Arrivals Terminal at SeaTac Airport are three spinning sculptures. Driven by a computer-controlled motor, each sculpture consists of a steel spine with dozens of rotating “ribs” Each rib has a series of neodymium magnets arranged so they repel the adjacent ribs. As the motor speeds up and slows down, the ribs organize into spirals and then dissolve into chaotic patterns. Cycling from order to disorder, the artwork is sculpted by invisible magnetic fields. A collaboration with SOM Architects, completed in 2021.