The Incredible Tension-Based Sculptures of Kenneth Snelson

Photo Via, but in all honesty good photos were hard to find, and credits are iffy.

Snelson’s sculptures feel like they should almost not stand up, but work via an intriguing mix of tension and compression (Which Buckminster Fuller would later term ‘Tensegrity’).

Take, for example, this beautiful 60 foot piece, ‘The Needle Tower’, from 1968:

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