"I was renting a live/work space in Highland Park, Liz Larner was my next door neighbor, and Jason Meadows had a studio a few doors down, it seemed like a pretty inspiring strip of geography to be making objects. Around the corner was Mr T’s bowl and these sisters–identical twins from Wisconsin–had reopened the diner there as “The Gutter.” The first time I went there Lux Interior (rip) and Poison Ivy were having breakfast… I needed no more signs.”
3 questions with Made in L.A. artist Ricky Swallow: http://bit.ly/1AgwjN7
Because of the weight of the ends of the forks, and how they’re distributed behind the penny (closer to the glass), the center of gravity of the whole system is actually shifted quite significantly. If I’m right, it would actually have to be right where the penny meets the glass. This mean, in a sense, all the “weight” of the system of the forks and penny is resting right on that point, rather than out in the air, so if you balance it, it’ll be stable on the glass.
The difference between Science and Engineering.