This is a 9-inch diameter table-top sculpture made of acrylic plastic
It is assembled from thirty identical pieces. Each is an
elongated S-shaped form, carefully calculated to spiral around
in a vortex with the other parts yet only touch each other at their
outside tips. The effect is like a dodecahedron
constructed from a dozen spinning flowers. Until you study it in
it is hard to recognize that the shape of each piece is a simple flat S,
as shown below:
has a very light and open feeling and gives very
different impressions when viewed from different angles. Although it
beautiful when held in sunlight, I do not recommend suspending it in a
because it is slightly flexible (due to its long thin parts).
It is hard to capture in a photograph how the many parts just pass by
other at various angles. So the computer-generated image below is
for conveying the intricacy of its structure. Of course this
image has segments instead of curves, and it can not capture the way
refracts and reflects through the transparent parts and reflects off
surfaces. So one really must walk around it and see it from all
to fully appreciate it visually and geometrically.
The computer model above shows a direct face-on view.
The photograph below shows it it from almost the same angle.
This is one of a series of acrylic sculptures which I am making in a
edition of only six copies. Each copy is in a different color, so
is unique. Below is the orange one.
Here is the green one:
And here is the purple one:
And the yellow one:
For more information about this series, view my acrylic sculpture limited editions
Copyright 2003, George W. Hart