Overall: 34 1/4 in x 54 3/4 in x 38 in; 87 cm x 139.1 cm x 96.5 cm
Gift of the artist
Wing I exemplifies Kenneth Snelson’s signature approach to sculpture. Constructed with stainless steel pipes and cable, the work is in a perpetual state of balance between the structural integrity of the pipes and the tension of the cable—a concept called “tensegrity.” As one moves around it, the sculpture shifts in endlessly complex ways, but retains its essential harmony from any angle. In this way, the composition is both harmonious and beguiling. One never fully grasps the whole but instead enters into a process of perpetual discovery.