the quintessential knot
three braided knots as a listing band
copper knot inlaid in wood
You have to cheat a little to give the illusion of self-intersecting lines made out of a single piece of paper….
Ideal viewing conditions for this piece: strong sunlight with a nearby shadow to reflect in.
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. …
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 …
knots entangled with smaller versions of themselves