Thursday, August 9, 2012

Art Practice at Sun Farm | Topological Meditations

I am continuing to explore, with outdoor sculpture, how geometry shapes structure.

The  relations length/width of the eight-fold symmetry of "Looping Circles 10x50" revealed not to be sufficient to create a not collapsible structure. The sculpture location is East Spiral at Sun Farm; each circle create a frame for the sun setting and framing.

Topological Meditations explores the geometric expressions of cuts into different types of materials, from aluminum to polycarbonate and paper. The cut in a material has the multiple function of shaping a form as well as providing the structural stability of the form —as the twisting and bending of the two dimensional elements creates rigidity, or illusionary perception of three-dimensionality from a two-dimensional composition.