Flying Sails

Inauguration January 2010

permanent kinetic Light Installation
Commission for the Light Rail Station of Seattle’s SEATAC airport

Soundtransit Public Art Program,
City of Seattle

Two stainless Steel sails span the mezzanine and platform levels of
the station. Incorporated into the
sculptures are kinetic plates (acti-
vated by wind motion) that feature
the names of First Nation Tribes
from Washington State (North Sail)
and cities from around the world
that share the latitude and longitude
of Seattle.

30 ft x 24 ft x 2 ft
(1000 x 800 x 60 cm)
high polished and lasered stainless steel, brushed stainless steel,
LED light spots