• Feeling Flight
  • Feeling Flight
  • Feeling Flight
  • Feeling Flight
  • Feeling Flight
  • Feeling Flight
Ingrid Lahti - Feeling Flight

public installation (2010)

Mirrored Plexiglas tags (2” x 2” each tag), aluminum and cable. Total dimensions: 8’ H x 9’ W x 1” D.

Installed as part of Heaven and Earth II, June 26 – Sept 26, 2010 at Carkeek Park, Washington.

Feeling Flight reinterprets the aerodynamics of insect flight in a way that engages the visual and kinesthetic senses. The piece is derived from scientific studies of the mechanics of butterfly flight.

Butterflies are an intermediary between heaven and earth; they begin their lives as homely, gravity-bound, crawling creatures and metamorphose into beautiful, light, flying beings that instill joy and wonder.

The mirrored tags flutter in the air, and creating the constantly changing, flickering illusion of flight.