Monday, 2 June 2014

Second  assembly                                                         

As mentioned in the previous post, I have come to terms with the fact that I can't construct a full sphere right now.(yes, I think I will attempt again in the future).
I know that I can assemble 3 clusters together - 2 hexagons and a pentagon.
Already, the shape has the certain appeal and a presence.
It is almost moving, crawling, slithering....

It is curious how ready our brains are to connect the missing dots into a picture, and how quickly our imagination breathes life into inanimate objects. 

I am beginning to think that fragments of the sphere will be just as interesting, if not more, than a full sphere.
Sphere has a certain poise, perfection of shape. It is balanced,  symmetrical,  accomplished....and  static. It is hard to be curious about a sphere.

Fragments, on the other hand, are a story in the making. They can be parts of the bigger objects, growing or decaying. 
Let's see how big can they grow...

A milk crate seems to be perfect height to support the unbalanced piece. 

So far so good...with the small scale paper model next to it for comparison

And here it is:
I'm not sure if you can see it, but the points on the centre right are not touching the ground.
My creature is standing on the tippy toes.
My creature is standing.
This is exciting.
I am going to leave it like that for a few days to see if it develops any problems (fractures?)

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