The painted image that inspired my original sculpture/model was called a Merkaba by the folks that knew of this image.
As a refrence point, I created a story called The Merkaba Project, whose theme/plot dealt with a creative impulse trying to manifest Merkaba forms in this particular here and now reality. It was not until 2003 when working with Monica Senter on the art grant proposal for BM '03 that the name, Lilas Strange Attractor came about for the particular version I was developing for BM '03. LSA is one aspect of The Merkaba Project.
The intial design (:::PHASE ONE:::) was concieved to be constructed from factory produced, 12 inch aluminum box truss. Based on this I recieved a bid from Rocket Science in San Francisco (a Union shop) to build the needed custom fabricated couplers (13) out of aluminum tubes.
art grant submitted to BM in 2002, requesting $35K
art grant denied