New sculpture ideas arrive frequently but it is rare I can remember the original inspiration. A few days ago I received an email from someone who follows my work online. It contained a link and and the word, "Enjoy". It was during my "design break", an hour or so each day where I sit in a comfortable place, (this particular day it was the sunroom, with my laptop and a cup of coffee) and I explore new ideas with sketches and animations.
Take a look at the video, it is an amazing stage performance, part ballet and part juggling with a bit of mime thrown in. I think you'll see where the inspiration came from.
Animation is the first step. It is simply to confirm that there is something here worth pursuing. At this point I have only a vague idea of how I would build this concept into a mechanism that could be spring driven, but if I get excited enough I'll find a way.