Butterfly Wall consists of 20 hand-cranked mechanical butterflies that are propelled up a cable to gently flutter back down again in a delightful random choreography dictated by the air resistance of their spinning dichroic wings. When the cranks are not being used, a programed set of movements activates the butterflies.

Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for the San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, Children's Play Area.

Created by Charles Sowers Studios, LLC
Custom electronics by Schmalz Haus, LLC
Casework fabricated and installed by Rocket Science


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