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Good Morning Everyone,

If you should visit the Kröller-Müller, Art Museum at Otterlo, you must search out this sculpture, called The Needle, which is situated in the outside park

The Needle tower is a slender, flexible tower that seems to disappear into infinity. The tower is made up of steel cables and aluminum rods, which become smaller and smaller towards the top and give the impression of floating.

But, you need to stand directly under the sculpture to see how it changes shape. Viewed straight from below, the construction forms a star-shaped web. I will show this effect in my workshop here .

The sculpture is by Kenneth Snelson. His sculptures are reminiscent of bridges, cranes and electricity pylons or skeletons of skyscrapers. They are arrangements of elements in space. Snelson is fascinated by universal geometric principles. With the precision of a scientist, he tries to gain a deeper insight into the way in which nature builds structures.

The photograph was almost monochrome as a colour photograph so I decided to make it all black and white.
I angled the shot to make it travel from corner to corner in the frame.

I hope this has created interest for visiting this amazing museum, Bev :-)

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