Columbus Art Museum: The Shapes

We're making good progress on the interactive stabiles for the Columbus Art Museum we mentioned last month. Ben, our in-house industrial designer and materials aficionado, found the best-ever material for the shapes: polyethylene, a colorful heavy duty plastic normally used on playground equipment that's fade resistant, crack resistant, and practically indestructible. Perfect for the beating we expect (or hope!?) these stabiles will take!

Here's a rendering of the shapes:

And here are (a portion of) the actual shapes: