Monadnock Tensegrity

3D printed parts cast in urethane, wire


Tensegrity is a structural-relationship principle in which structural shape is guaranteed by the finitely closed, comprehensively continuous, tensional behaviors of the system and not by the discontinuous and exclusively local compression member behaviors.

Tensegrity provides the ability to yield increasingly without ultimately breaking or coming asunder” This system seems to be an apt metaphor for the relationship of citizens to law enforcement. 

While steel rods are used to work through the composition designs of these works, the final works may employ wires connections to emphasize the tensional relationship of the elements.

Photo credit: Sarah Wall

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