This sculpture, composed of 3 cuboid kites (previously titled Three Cubes Collide) was commissioned to be permanently suspended in an atrium at Castle Quay, St. Hellier and is flown once a year in St Aubinâ€™s Bay. The starting point for this work was the design of Alexander Graham Bellâ€™s tetra kites, which were based on the formation of the mineral Pyrite. These beautiful forms appear to be simultaneously weightless and sculptural forms with mass. The challenge of the construction of this work was that the kites had to be light enough to fly but durable enough to land without damage.
After a 16 month period of planning and development in close collaboration with Heather & Ivan Morison, Queen & Crawford arrived at a suitable design using the strongest, lightest materials available to form a system of modular components. Hand-assembled from more than 23,000 individual parts, the work was built using the speciallyâ€“designed QCK_01 kite joint system developed by Queen & Crawford and manufactured using SLS (selective Laser Sintering) technology by 3T RPD Ltd, specialists in Additive Manufacturing.