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Sculpture students display creativity and technical skills in tensegrity table project

Students in the Advanced Sculpture Class have been working on their tensegrity table projects. 

 A tensegrity table is composed of two separated segments connected by vertical hanging chains. Two chains attach to the bottom of the table in the back, and one chain connects the table in the center.   The two chains support each other and hold a significant amount of weight, balancing the table.

The students were assigned this project on February 21 and have been diligently working on it since. The designs were chosen by the students through a variety of methods. “I was inspired by something I saw on Google,” senior Sabrina Nader said. “I wanted to make my own adaptation of it.”  

The students were given plenty of freedom in their design and building process, and many looked to the internet for inspiration.

“I’m going to do this thing where I had a pyramid on the bottom and a pyramid on the top, which is why I have all the triangles,” said senior Harris Cockrell.  

The students used a variety of materials, such as wooden blocks for the two main segments of the table, metal chains to hold the two pieces together, metal hooks to attach the chains to the wood, and various paint colors to personalize their hand-made creations.  

Some students, like Nader and Cockrell, took a simpler approach,  using a solid white table with only a few embellishments. Still, others chose to personalize their design with various colors and designs.  

“It’s a colorful project, and I wanted to make sure it stood out,” said senior Rayya James, who embraced a more unique approach to her tensegrity table.

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