SPSW Webmaster here and I am a big fan of Malcolm Tibbetts. He recently posted a new video on YouTube of his segmented piece titled Tower of Life. In a Facebook post Malcolm describes it this way:
This was inspired by the miracle of life creation and the recent birth of two new grandsons. The notion of twenty-three pairs of chromosomes played a part in the design. In the tower there are 500 assemblies of three stacked rings of 15 segments (22,500 pieces) plus the 500 connecting dowels totals 23 thousand. Additionally each assembly of three layers totals 45 plus the one connecting dowel equals 23 pair. The piece also displays the five colors of man. It’s almost five feet tall and finished with spray lacquer.
Yes, Pat McCart, that says twenty three THOUSAND pieces.