Kinetic Crystal Sculpture OOAK "Picasso's Prisms" Bismuth Magnetic Levitation - Kinetic Geode Sculpture
This handcrafted bismuth kinetic sculpture is a true work of art. It features the diamagnetic flotation of various sized and shaped magnets. This is among my most powerful sculptures and is capable of floating magnets as large as 6 mm in diameter. The magnet touches nothing but air and will remain suspended for a lifetime. Amazingly, it works at any temperature and requires no electricity. This kind of diamagnetic levitation is stable at room temperature and without power. It is very easy to set up.
In case you're unfamiliar~
Bismuth is not magnetic - it's diamagnetic. It repels the north and south poles of magnets equally though weakly.
In my arrangement, the top magnet attracts the small magnet with enough force to lighten it. The diamagnetic force of the bottom bismuth crystal can then push the little cube or sphere off its surface. The magnet rises, but not so high that it can be drawn the rest of the way by the top magnet alone. The upper level crystal, while not necessary, provides stability, and allows a fraction of a millimeter extra lift.
I made this sculpture to highlight the amazingly ordered structure of the bismuth crystal. It's grown through a cooling crystallization process. There is no construction, no synthesis and no applied color. It's a total of 10 inches tall and weighs about 4 lbs.
"Picasso’s Prisms” will provide a dramatic accent to any room or office space and inspiration for unforgettable conversation, especially for those who truly value thought provoking experiences. A work like this will inevitably brand a person's desk or office. It speaks for the owner's intellect, appreciation of scientific knowledge, and value of artistic presentation.
It's very easy to set up. Just put the base on a semi-level surface. Slip the cube magnet between the crystals. You adjust the top magnet to manipulate the magnet floating between the crystals. If the floater is too low, twist the top magnet clockwise. If it's too high, twist counter-clockwise.
What you get:
1. The exact sculpture in the pictures
2. Glass dome and base
3. Cubes for floating
Two 5 mm cube magnets
Two 6 mm cube magnets
Three 5 mm square wafer magnets
Two 5 mm disc magnets
Two 5 mm sphere magnet
Two 6 mm sphere magnets
Two 8 mm sphere magnets
Please note that this is not for children. Not only is the top magnet very powerful, the smaller neodymium magnets can pose a choking hazard. If multiple magnets are swallowed by your toddler, they can attach to one another in very disruptive ways causing a severe health risk. It could require immediate, emergency surgery.
Buy with absolute confidence.
If you aren't thrilled, just send it back within 30 days for a refund.
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