Reach: Metal QuaDror Sculpture by Dror Benshetrit

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Unveiled on July 2, 2012 at the MUBE Museum of Sculpture in Brazil, Reach is a 5-meter high, 1.5-ton metal sculpture created by Dror Benshetrit using his QuaDror squares.

The sculpture will now travel to the new Love & Art Foundation’s Arts Center in Jatai, Brazil. The form represents an open stairway to the sky — an inspiring thought and empowering message for the children who are attending the art school.

The sculpture piece consists of assembled QuaDror squares, clustered in a way to form an open stairway to the sky. The QuaDror geometry is one that Dror discovered in 2006 and which he has since investigated in a cross-disciplinary and collaborative environment. The unique geometry has unfolded a wide scope of advantages for construction that lead to design application ideas for product and architecture.

Dror says of his creation:

I feel like I never left the imaginary world in which I would find inspiration when I was a child. It was fed by images of Rodin’s sculpture, paintings and colors from old European masters that I would find and collect. I was constantly drawing and dreaming. I am the same today actually. I only have more references and sources of inspiration, as well as more knowledge and access to execute and materialize my visions. I am an advocate and a true believer of the importance of artistic education for the healthy growth of one’s mind. For this, I am honored and pleased to be able to contribute to the Love & Art Children’s Foundation educative platform in Brazil. It feels great to know that my artistic expression can be part of the educational environment of the Love & Art school and that it may inspire the students and help them feel that sky is the limit.

My sculpture is a bridge between creative vision and technical execution, and metaphorically it means to bridge the ground to the sky as an open stairway. I wish to inspire children’s creativity and dreams with it.

The piece was fabricated with the help of Industrial Origami folding technology with the generous support and the expertise of Brazilian manufacturing company MEKAL.

Photos courtesy of Dror.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.