The economy is a living, breathing thing. It is a collective conscience that is watching, calculating, and responding to stimuli. It is always in flux, its soul constantly suspended between doubts and hopes just as ours are.
This kinetic sculpture, including the base, is 10 x 4.5 x 3 inches. The magnets on either end are the most powerful in the world. Modern shielding in phones these days, however, is amazing. I have my phones and tablets on my desk within 2 and 3 inches regularly and have never had any problems. Diamagnetism is subtle, but balanced properly between magnetism and gravity - it's nothing short of magical. "
I remember being so excited to see the packaging in the Discover Store advertising levitating pens or rings. Inevitably I would be disappointed, finding that they were all illusions, touching something somewhere that gave it the necessary stability. This is not that kind of marketing. That little magnet will float there truly free, and, undisturbed, it will remain in untouched suspension for lifetimes. There are no batteries or wires to be plugged in unless you want to appropriate a light to your new art. This is about permanent magnetism, gravity and geometry. It's stable. Nothing needs to be kept spinning.
1. Bull and Bear sculptures, original works by Ernie McElhannon
2. Oak base with built in rare earth magnetic array (larger magnets might vary slightly from photo depending on what is currently available with supply chain issues)
3. 8 variously shaped and sized magnets for floating.
This is not a toy for children.
**Neodymium magnets are not for children. Small magnets can pose a choking hazard. If multiple magnets are swallowed, they can attach to one another through intestine walls. This can cause a severe health risk, requiring immediate, emergency surgery if correctly diagnosed.
**Neodymium magnets can affect pacemakers.
The strong magnetic fields near a neodymium magnet can affect pacemakers, ICDs and other implanted medical devices. Many of these devices are made with a feature that deactivates it with a magnetic field. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid inadvertently deactivating such devices.