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  • Object 720

    Sphere based on a hexapentakis icosahedron stump

    material: wire coat hanger, cable ties
    total: 2700 parts, diameter: 2.22 meters, weight: 24.24 kg.

    Object 720 is the geodesic variation of a truncated hexapentakis icosahedron of pentagonal and hexagonal bipyramids.
    The Greeks attributed meanings to the five Platonic bodies (convex polyhedra); the icosahedron (20 equilateral triangles) stands for the fourth element, the water and the dodecahedron (12 regular pentagons) for the fifth element, the quintessence, the spirit.
    In a truncated hexapentakis icosahedron dodecahedron and Icosahedron are united.

    Through its size and the regular, structural complexity of the filigree, overlapping and reflecting structures, the object conveys aesthetic presence and dominance, but at the same time also lightness and transparency, thus creating harmony.
    Daylight creates a kind of ‚Moire‘ effect that resembles interference patterns.
    When illuminated from the inside, the structure creates a shadow cast on the room or the surrounding architecture reminiscent of lotus blossoms.
    The metal wire of the hangers connects with the electrostatic environment of magnetic fields, absorbs and harmonizes them.


    Posted on by Stardo


    fluorescent tensegrity sphere (tensional integrity structure according to Kenneth Snelson)
    material: beech wood sticks, UV car paint, nylon thread
    weight: 4.2 kg total diameter: 4.20 meters



    09 2002   |    KUNSTRASEN   |    TOWN HALL MUNSTER   |    STAR OF SERENITY
    fluorescent star sphere consisting of 3 interleaved geodesic star spheres
    material: spring steel, beech wood, UV car paint
    1362 individual parts weight: 7.5 kg total diameter: 2.4 meters



    fluorescent star sphere of 3 interleaved icosahedral stars
    material: aluminium, fibreglass, UV car paint
    366 individual parts Weight: 17.4 kg total diameter: 2.6 meters