Sankakkei Star Tetrahedron seed:
size is ø 12 mm with 12 x ø 3 mm holes.
size is ø 3 mm with a length of 64 mm.
These last packages are part of a limited production run made possible by backers from a successful funded Kickstarter campaign.
The Sankakkei 64-Tetrahedron Cube
The Sankakkei 64-Tetrahedron Cube Bianco series consists solely of white seeds and rods. And is formed by 64 tetrahedra, or 8 star tetrahedra fused together, creating a big Star Tetrahedron and a Vector Equilibrium in two scales, the inner core and outer edge.
The 64-Tetrahedron Cube has both sides of the spectrum, the ‘absolute nothingness’ (vector equilibrium) and the absolute expansion (star tetrahedron). It represents the total, the alpha and the omega, the inner and the outer. It also shows how to divide to infinity (in a scale of 8) within a finite boundary. And above all… it’s a beautiful geometric sculpture to look at!
The Vector Equilibrium
The Vector Equilibrium consists of 8 small tetrahedrons pointing inwards, and is the exact opposite of the Star Tetrahedron (with 8 tetrahedrons pointing outwards).
The Vector Equilibrium, as its name describes, is the only geometric form wherein all of the vectors are of equal length and angular relationship (60° angles throughout). From a physics standview it represents the ultimate and perfect condition wherein the movement of energy comes to a state of absolute equilibrium, and therefore absolute stillness and nothingness. As Buckminster Fuller states, because of this it is the zero-phase from which all other forms emerge.
“The vector equilibrium is the zero starting point for happenings or non happenings: it is the empty theater and empty circus and empty Universe ready to accommodate any act and any audience.”
– Buckminster Fuller