Tom Shannon: The Painter and the Pendulum| 13mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
TED visits Tom Shannon in his Manhattan studio for an intimate look at his science-inspired art. An eye-opening, personal conversation with John Hockenberry reveals how nature's forces - and the onset of Parkinson's tremors - interact in his life and craft. Tom Shannon's mixed-material sculpture seems to levitate - often it actually does - thanks to powerful magnets and clever arrangements of suspension wire. He designed the TED Prize trophy.