To those with an active imagination, the Balance From Within art installation will seem like nothing short of magic. Of course, clever mechanics can be considered a form of magic. Instead of relying on old illusory tricks, the art piece has been outfitted with space-age technology in order to be propped up as impossibly as it is. That technology involves a reaction wheel, which is a rotating device often used to reorient satellites or telescopes.
Balance From Within was created by Jacob Tonski, who teaches at the University of Miami in Ohio. According to the artist, Balance From Within is a "meditation on the nature of human relations, and the things we build to support them."
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