Read here about an artist involved in tensegrity research and model-making.

Overview


William Collins is an artist who produces tensegrity structured sculptures. He graduated from Gordon College in '99 with degrees in Visual Arts (with a painting concentration studied under the acclaimed artist Bruce Herman) and Philosophy. In addition to painting Collins also plays classical piano.

Image gallery

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Truncated Octahedron 24 in. by Collins


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Truncated cuboctahedron by Collins


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Rhombicuboctahedron by Collins


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Quintegrity by Collins


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Original tensegrity 14 in. by Collins


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Labyrinth 28 in. by Collins


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icosahedron by Collins


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Icosadodecahedron by Collins, color coded


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cube in octahedron by Collins


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18 strut 14 in x 20 in by Collins


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12 strut octahedron by Collins


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12 strut cuboctahedron by Collins with coloring


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12 strut cube by Collins


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6 x 4 strut anti-tensegrity by Collins


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6 strut tetrahedron by Collins


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6 strut tetrahedron by Collins


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3 x 3 strut mast by Collins


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2x6 strut mast by Collins


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2 x 5 strut antidirectional by Collins



Links and References


Portal to Art & Design
A series on objects, from high art to industrial design.
Crafts> Jewelry
Lighting> Bartosik, Clar, Gobo
Sculpture> Needle Tower, BLOB, Tensegritree, Torus, Chirality, Stavrev, Bolitho
Furnishings> Furniture, Achkov, Akke, Stavrev, ETSAV Chair, Stools by Weller, Rasmussen, Passi
Misc> Animal forms, Bicycle, Clothing, Holidays, Kite, Mesh Bag, Musical Instruments, Trees, Wheelchair
People> Di Carlo, Snelson, Clar, Martin, Bartosik, Buchanan, Cuthbert, van Dokkum


William Collins website,

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