Wire Network

For the past 10 years or so, I've been saving up my broken metal guitar strings. (For the record, I know I'm a packrat.) A couple of weeks ago, I finally put them to use on this Wire Netowrk Sculpture.

The inspiration comes from my job studying biopolymer networks in the cellular cytoskeleton.

It sounds complicated, but basically it's just a bunch of microscopic wires that are all stuck together. I'm more-or-less studying how cell's change shape when you push on them.

Hopefully, the sculpture makes it a little easier to imagine what I'm working on. I'm hoping to submit it in a Science/Art Competition coming up this spring at my school.

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