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Kenneth Snelson Models:
Excerpts from a Sculptor's "Sketchbook"

Last revision: August 29, 2008

In my correspondence with Kenneth Snelson, he sent me several photographs that didn't fit well enough into the themes on my other pages, so I will post them here since I think they are of interest. This group contains detailed looks at two models from his debut vitrine at the Museum of Modern Art in 1959, and other models, examples from his work that wouldn't normally be exhibited -- excerpts from a sculptor's "sketchbook." Thanks to Ken for providing these photographs.

For more information on Kenneth Snelson on my site, see the Bead Arch (1959), Tall Tale (San Diego, 1976), Snelson's Planar Pieces and Philip Stewart pages from my Synergetics Gallery. See also Kenneth Snelson's website.

Contents
(click on one of the thumbnail photos below for a larger version)


    
    
    
Snelson with
Bead Chain X Column
1959
Bead X Tetrahedron
1959
Bead Chain Helix Bead X Tetrahedron
Complex
1959





Tensegrity Cube Tensegrity Cube
Metamorphosis
Double Six
1967
Six Strut




Marching Three-Strut
Piece 1968
Ninety-Degree Module
Experiment July 1972
Sprawl Piece
1974

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