Tinker Toy Cage, iron pipes and Kee Klamps, PD, 1975
Tinker Toy Cage originated at the convergence of two pivotal experiences. PD wanted to build an optical-stabilization table from pipes and clamps. Around the same time, he came upon the most amazing fetish art he had ever seen. He described the experience as extra-sensory. Turning the pages of the illustrated book Marie Gabrielle by Georges Pichard, he was introduced to a perverse fetish, forged in the history of religious persecution, captivity and slavery, flowing out of the aristocratic and Christian dungeons of Europe.
Marie Gabrielle featured elaborate bondage devices made from a combination of fictional items and repurposed real-world materials. One of the real materials was pipe. Pichard illustrated that pipe's usefulness for plumbing -- strength, regular shape and connectivity -- naturally leads to its usefulness in bondage. Just about any restraint imagined with straight lines could be made from it. But the lustfully utilitarian process of creating the device -- of fitting pipes to a human body -- produced an object that is also a true sculpture.
The simplest such structure is a rudimentary cage. This kind of cage, and Kee Klamps generally, became a staple of Insex and Infernal Restraints. More elaborate bondage devices automatically followed, as PD developed ever more interesting demands on his performers bodies.