#004 Regular Octahedron
This is a regular Octahedron (8 sides),
a new geometry for me. All the previous pieces have be tetrahedrons
(4 sides). I returned to using steam bent struts. In addition,
each of the nodes has dual crystals, one pointing in, and one
pointing out. This geometry has nodes in direct opposition to
each other, so light from one node shines directly into the opposite
node. The interior of each node is lit with five LED's in a ring,
with an open space in the middle, so light can shine through the
entire node. Each crystal has a Flower of Life graphic on it's
base. The current for the nodes flows through the coils on each
strut, creating an Octahedral magnetic field around the center.
The magnetic fields are balanced and carefully oriented. The platform
in the focal point contains the Flower of Life graphic.
The inner crystals are Brazilian, and
the outer ones are from Arkansas.
The materials are Rock Maple, Madrone,
Glass, Brass, and Copper.
The power is about 2.5 watts from a
The dimensions are 13" tall, by
12" by 12".
Here are several pictures of the overall
(click on the picture for enlargement)
Here are some detail pictures.
These show the piece in a bookcase.