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By Jason Perry

UGA Staff

"I pulled this together, from idea to execution, in a hurry, which is representative of a lot of our lives. A bicycle wheel is a magical device, which when ideally balanced works perfectly, but when one spoke's tension is out of balance with the others the whole thing starts to wobble. Even so, it takes several spokes to be out of true before the resilience of the wheel is compromised. It's amazing to think about how a bicycle wheel works: The rider's weight isn't so much supported by the spokes on the bottom but rather by the tension of the spokes near the top, but they can't do their job if the rest of the spokes aren't there to maintain the circular shape of the rim. As the wheel spins the spokes take turns carrying the load."

What materials did you use to make your square?

Wire, acrylic paint