negative single twist components

This piece uses a single component in two configurations to form a hexahedron (cube) and helix.

The component itself is a negative knot (it is knocked out of the overall shape). The knot is a simple twist with one rounded side and one angular side: a circle and a square.

a diagram of the component
the paper versions were significantly floppier than metal, but I still needed to make this to see if the size was right.
just for enjoyment: as the dye oxide was setting and the metal was cooling, the components were on a tube above the sink. they made a great sound if you ran your hand along them. it looked pretty cool too.

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