Strange Attractor to Kansas City

Kansas City International Airport, 1 International Square, Kansas City, MO

City of Kansas City, MO

Alice Aycock


Aluminum, neon lights, halogen lights

The Strange Attractor evokes wind tunnel spaces used to test aerodynamics of aircraft design, which ties it in with its location at the airport. It suggests future travel through wormholes and time machines as imagined in science fiction. It also suggests a device that can send and receive information from outer space. The vertical neon antennae are a counterpoint to the curvature of the tunnel and suggest that energy is radiating out of and down through the sculpture.

This sculpture is located on a traffic circle near Parking Lot C in the long-term parking area of the Kansas City International Airport. The lights on the sculpture are turned on from dusk until dawn. It is 42′ tall, 30.5′ wide and 26′ feet deep.

Part of the City of Kansas City’s One Percent for the Arts Program.