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tri unicursal knot
A unicursal line is inlaid in copper on the face of a hollow truncated tetrahedron. The knot creates a cognitive visual illusion of three shapes versus two. The illusion that there are sort of 3 shapes but only really 1 is something I like about this one. It’s a simple knot that makes a single […]

metatronic solid (hexahedron)
Four lines make a reversed knot pattern covering all faces of a hexahedron, regardless of rotation (this same pattern can tile a plane). One of my most basic rules for knot creation is that knot lines only cross one another in pairs. Any more than two lines appearing to overlap in the same place doesn’t […]

unicursal hex knot
A selfintersecting line rotates to create a hexagonal shape. The line can be followed from any point all the way around to loop back to its beginning. This was another experiment involving cut paper on charred wood. My first attempt at realizing this design was with wire in encaustic medium, shown here. Even though it […]

lattice tile
One component of an interlocking tile extends its connectors and uses color variations to imply depth and an isometric perspective. Stained veneer is inlaid in a wood background. This piece involves a bit of experimentation with an isometric knot. The interlocking square shapes require more than one color to give the effect that they are […]

exploded hexahedron tiled with a planefilling 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 planefilling, and each face of the exploded hexahedron is identical. Put another way, when the 2 black pieces are fit together […]

tri spiral unicursal knot
The design is an experiment in using spirals in combination with radial symmetry to produce a unicursal knot. Usually I base knot designs like this off of circles and polygons, so this was a new challenge. I originally used this design for some cut paper stationery, shown here. Wanting to take things up a notch, […]

interlocking panel box
an attempt at making a box with identical interlocking panels

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 […]

proof
background Students who graduated around the millennium from CarsonNewman 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 […]