John Kostick has been making these lovely bronze stars since 1965. As a physics student, he became intrigued with the concept of "tensegrity" or tensional integrity. In his words, "The basic idea, the story of the stars, is that I found it inspiring that one could build objects that are mathematically elegant and have structural integrity, working with simple, readily available components, and using basic tools and techniques. These wire sculptures are stable, yet flexible, expressions of spatial symmetry that do not require any precision machining, casting, etc. The intent was, and still is, to make the geometry and physics that are expressed through the stars accessible and appealing. They are a kind of fusion of science and art...I like to think of these stares as mathematical truths you can hold in your hand."
These beautiful stars are meant to be handled and are hard to put down once you start playing with them. Makes a great desk toy or coffee table addition. Made in the USA.
- Designer: John Kostick
- Country of Design: United States
- Materials: Bronze
- Measurements: Small - 4.5", Medium 7"