Daily Archives: July 16, 2015

Summer of the Archives

Have you ever scrolled through the many items in the North Carolina Digital Collections and discovered a hidden treasure? Each week this summer we will highlight an item from our collection in the hopes of inspiring you to discover new-to-you materials in our digital collections.

Kenneth_Snelson_1949_Summer_Institute_Black_Mountain_CollegeKenneth Snelson is a contemporary American sculptor and photographer who studied at Black Mountain College in the late 1940s. Much of his work relies on tensegrity, the use of tension and compression to form delicate-looking structures that belie their actual strength. This photograph, from the Black Mountain College digital collection, shows Kenneth Snelson working on an early experimentation. More information about Black Mountain College can be found here.