Symphysis

Description

cast iron, rubber, and stainless steel
completed 2012
14.5" x 14.5" x 14.5"

This piece comprises 18 iron castings, 6 rubber balls, and 30 rubber washers, held together with stainless steel hardware. The iron castings are bolted together to form two concentric tetrahedral assemblies that never touch because they are separated from one another by compressed rubber balls.

A symphysis is a joint in which bones are separated by a disk of cartilage. This type of joint is amphiarthrotic, meaning it allows only a small amount of movement.

The castings were made during residency at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota.

Donated to Artist Trust’s juried benefit auction.

Type

cast metal, mixed media