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  • tri unknot

    tri unknot

    A line broken by an inner negative space rotates to form an unknot, a continuous line with no overlapping. The component, as well as the resulting structure, can be unraveled to form a loop. The unknot at home in the studio:

  • layered multi polygon knot

    layered multi polygon knot

    A group of three similar polygons rotate to form a knot. Multiple glass layers show colors, the knot itself, and a faint outline.

  • knot tiling triangle-faced polyhedra

    knot tiling triangle-faced polyhedra

    A single shape tiles the faces of all three equilateral triangle-faced regular polyhedra with knots.

  • exploded hexahedron tiled with a plane-filling curve

    exploded hexahedron tiled with a plane-filling curve

    A single line bisects a hollow cube into two mirrored sections, revealing a second, smaller solid cube inside which supports the three pieces when suspended from the top corner. The bisecting line (curve) is plane-filling, and each face of the exploded hexahedron is identical. Put another way, when the 2 black pieces are fit together […]

  • tile hexahedron

    tile hexahedron

    A cube or rectangular solid of any size can be created from any multiple of this component. This one uses 24 components and makes a cube. It’s always a little hard to tell what you’re looking at with sculptures, so this video shows multiple angles:

  • scale tile listing band

    scale tile listing band

    Twenty-three identical scales are tied together in a continuous loop representing a non-orientable surface. A pattern of accented hexagons covers interlocking segments which twist and bend in an infinite knot. This band is smaller than others I have done so far, so it is self-supporting and can be displayed resting on a surface or suspended […]

  • sphere of fifths

    The circle of fifths is a music theory model several hundred years old which describes the relationships between diatonic scales. It can be seen as an illustration of infinite chord progressions. Sphere of Fifths uses the idea of infinite knots to represent musical cycles, and uses pentagonal knot designs of varying complexity to bring the […]

  • illumination 2014

    opening is reception friday, february 21, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Fountain City Art Center. I’m hoping to win a little cash. I just have one piece and yes I have gone¬†insane and made a circular piece of art.

  • proof

      background Students who graduated around the millennium from Carson-Newman College [sic] were invited to submit recent works for a show to coincide with the university’s 2013 homecoming.¬†The purpose of writing so much about this piece is mainly to explain my artwork to the other people in the show, since it was done partly for […]