unicursal hex knot

A self-intersecting 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 was tedious, things were going great until I sealed the next layer. The heat required to fuse the wax (which isn’t much) was enough to bend the very thin brass wire out of whack. After that, I just threw in another experiment, using crumpled tissue paper as a layer in the encaustic.

It was interesting, but I wanted something a little neater. And less disaster-prone. So, I went with cut paper. On charred wood. What could go wrong with knives and fire?

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