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The vale of soul making

A levitating work of art made of polystyrene and hard plaster
Author: LUCA GIANNINI, Rom, Italy, [email protected]
Online since: 14/12/2011, Number of visits: 189764
I realised my work of art "The vale of soul making" with the help of your magnets.
It is made of polystyrene and coated with a layer of hard plaster.
It took more than 5 months and various tests to achieve an equalisation of magnetic repulsion and gravity in order to attain a stable levitation effect. The asymmetrical shape of the piece and the heavy layer of hard plaster made this work even harder.

Technical specification

There are 2 Q-30-30-15-N block magnets with an adhesive force of 35 kg attached to both ends of the levitating piece. In the middle on the bottom is a large metal screw.
The base of the artwork holds another 2 block magnets of the same type at the ends. The magnets were placed so they repel the magnets on the inside. In the middle of the base is a S-30-15-N disc magnet with an adhesive force of 23 kg, which attracts the screw on the inside and stabilises the horizontal variations.
The work of art is confined by a Plexiglas wall on one end, so the mobility is limited and the levitation is stabilised.
Work of art without layer of hard plaster - magnets were attached with adhesive tape
Work of art without layer of hard plaster - magnets were attached with adhesive tape
More of my artwork can be found on my website www.lucagiannini.it.