The Seattle Opera always puts its best face forward for its internationally-renowned performances of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. This year, besides the attractions of the opera itself, Ring audiences will be the first members of the public to experience a brand new lobby sculpture by New York artist Sara Sze, entitled Equal and Opposite Reaction. The piece, a 35-foot tall extravaganza fashioned by the Opera scenic shop in long-distance collaboration with the artist, hangs from the McCaw hall ceiling like a traditional chandelier. There is nothing the least bit traditional about the piece itself, however. To guide us through its complexities, we’re joined by KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin.