Cavity Mechanism #14 w/ Glass Dome (2014)
San Francisco-based artist Dan Grayber specializes in creating mechanical objects that are intricately designed for one thing and one thing only: "to compensate for the complications created by its own existence," which in this case is to hold themselves up.
And hold themselves up gracefully is exactly what they did. Take a look:
Cavity Mechanism #12 with Glass Dome (2013)
Grayber described the pieces as "counterweight driven mechanism that wedges itself into the side of a cavity (the glass dome in this case), suspending itself.
Display Case Mechanism #2 (2013)
Cavity Mechnism #13 w/ Glass Dome (2013)
Cavity Mechanism #11 w/ Glass Dome (2013)
Cavity Mechanism #10 w/ Glass Dome (2013)
Cavity Mechanism #7 w/ Glass Dome (2010)