In all of my work, I use a method of manipulating tension between separate parts as a means of creating a single, sturdy system. Most of my work involves laminated curves that I wire up in such a way so that, though they are not touching, each individual piece holds the others solidly in place in relation to itself. When I first developed this method about a year and a half ago in my Muscle series, I only ventured so far as to create two and three-piece systems:
This past week, I finally decided to try and make a 4-piece system. The design I came up with consists of four identical s-curves, all wired in such a way so that each piece supports one curve and is, in turn, supported by another. The result is pretty awesome. Though each curve only touches the ground (or wall) in one place, the entire system is incredibly solid. Now it's time to think up a practical use for this design!