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ITE #007 Bent Tetra 2 (set of 6)
by: Crispin B. Hollinshead

This is the seventh of the Intentional Technology Experiments (ITE), produced as an edition of six.

The basic shape is a tetrahedron, the most fundamental of the five Platonic Solids. The base and the struts connecting the nodes are steam bent. Each pair of crystals at the four nodes has been charged with the intention of Gratitude, Love, and Awakening. Five LEDs in each node shine through a graphic of the Flower of Life at the base of each crystal, transferring the intention to the focal point of the structure.

The current for the LEDs runs through the coils on the nodes. The current orientation, and the direction of the windings, creates a magnetic field oriented along the axis of the crystals, pointing toward the center of the structure. The platform in the middle allows an object to be held at the focal point of the structure. The graphic on the platform is the Flower Of Life, over a copper foil reflector.

The crystals are Brazilian Quartz. The wood is Madrone. The coils are enamel coated copper wire. The LEDs run on 5 volts DC from a wall transformer, and consume about 2 watts of power.

15" x 15" x 18"h

Madrone, Quartz crystals, glass, copper wire