Magnetosphere Sculpture

Maggie Wiebe – Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

This soft sculpture is a scale model replica of the sun facing side of the magnetosphere. This stuffed model mimics the way the Earth’s magnetic field cushions the Earth from the solar wind, and the way it contracts and re-expands in response to pressure, similar to a pillow.

This project was the result of an Art/Sci Residency in Mark Moldwin’s Climate and Space Science lab.