Ooh, I sure do like Kenneth Snelson
's sculptures. Here's a Slate slideshow
. And he may have discovered/invented tensegrity
, though Bucky Fuller
seems to have coined the word.
I also remember reading about tensegrity
in relation to noted fake anthropologist Carlos Castenada
(same word, entirely different context--this tensegrity is, like, Yaqui yoga. Forgive my editorial laugh.), probably in Amy Wallace's book
about her years with the, uh, guru. This is something I have not abandoned my plan to write an entry about, though, like, yeah, it's not like anyone gives a shit.
As long as we're looking at Slate slideshows, here's John Currin
. Oh, and that wonderful SFPL exhibit, 'Reversing Vandalism
,' which is why I started this post in the first place.