knot theories

  • knot theories II

    knot theories II

    2021 solo show

  • KAANP March 2021

    KAANP March 2021

    Here I am on a podcast talking about art and music. It’s proof that I can ramble on for at least an hour. Thanks to Thomas Zachary for asking me to do this. The artwork I’m talking the most about can be seen on the Knot Theories page.

  • knot theories

    knot theories

    an exploration of partial-dimensional geometries This work was on display during March, 2021 at The Emporium Gallery in downtown Knoxville. Here is a brief explanation of the show: Knots are continuous lines twisted in such a way to give the illusion of lines overlapping in the same plane. Using a formalized system of knot creation, […]

  • chatoyant tercet knot

    chatoyant tercet knot

    the quintessential knot

  • triple knot listing band

    triple knot listing band

    three braided knots as a listing band

  • translucent listing band slice stack

    translucent listing band slice stack

    Perfectly symmetrical listing bands are difficult to display because of one of those things that bring us all down, like gravity. But, if you could slice one (or really anything that’s hard to balance) up, you could stack the slices and create the illusion of a dimensional solid. The video explains a lot: The first […]

  • collapsible scale listing band (deconstructed)

    collapsible scale listing band (deconstructed)

    deconstructed listing band segment

  • reversed metatronic solid (hexahedron)

    reversed metatronic solid (hexahedron)

    how to create a piece of art that you can see from all angles?

  • metatronic solid faces

    metatronic solid faces

    isolated polyhedra faces

  • metatronic solid (tetrahedron)

    metatronic solid (tetrahedron)

    regular polyhedra tiled with knot patterns

  • tercet chain knot

    tercet chain knot

    copper knot inlaid in wood

  • self-intersecting tercet knots with encompassment

    self-intersecting tercet knots with encompassment

    You have to cheat a little to give the illusion of self-intersecting lines made out of a single piece of paper….

  • encompassed unicursal tercet knot

    encompassed unicursal tercet knot

    Ideal viewing conditions for this piece: strong sunlight with a nearby shadow to reflect in.

  • projected isometric tercet knot

    projected isometric tercet knot

    This is a double-lined, triple-component knot based on an isometric grid. The rules of knot making are slightly bent with the double line, but half the fun of making your own system is breaking its rules. It is “projected” is because its construction uses small wooden dowels to lift the individual pieces above the surface. […]

  • unicursal pentad knot

    unicursal pentad knot

    Follow the line with your eye. The line is unicursal, meaning there’s only one line. At first you might be tempted to assume there are five sections, and of course there are, but the radial symmetry is just a property of this particular line. These are probably the most difficult knots to design because you […]

  • tercet knot progression with self-similar encompassment

    tercet knot progression with self-similar encompassment

    knots entangled with smaller versions of themselves

  • axonometric scale listing band

    axonometric scale listing band

    the question Is there a shape, which when repeated, can create a Mobius strip? Yep, there is. Really all you have to do is chop up a strip into squares, however many pieces you want and there you go, done. That was easy. Maybe I’m not asking the right question. the better question Is there […]