James Carpenter (2000)

Permanent (Civic Art Collection)

SFO: International Terminal, Main Hall Level 3 (view map)

Inspired by the construction of the Wright brothers’ first airplane, Four Sculptural Light Reflectors also recalls dirigibles, or boats. The artwork is created from translucent white silicone-coated fiberglass material stretched over a metal frame and inserted within the truss structure of the skylights, 70 feet above the floor.The 180 x 30-foot sculpture's design is functional in that it diffuses direct sunlight from the skylights, which reflects light up onto the opaque surface of the roof, and projects a dappled play of light into the space.

Best Viewing: In the International Main Hall, look up when walking through the Departures/Ticketing level.

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