# Virtual Sculpture Sketchbook

My place to put up three-dimensional sculpture ideas.

Budding Sculptor at 56, chiefly interested in mold-making and casting, with particular interest in geometric abstraction, industrial technology, vis a vis solar power and re-chargable batteries that could power kinetic sculpture and illuminate LCD screens.

## Saturday, December 18, 2010

### Collapsing Cube Moldmaking Studies

I've been studying certain sizes and shapes of collapsing cubes and assessing a method of pattern development of an armature to be built up in styro-foam.

Starting at a size that will be five feet on each side, I've decided to convert to millimeters for simplicity as opposed to using fractions.

Intersecting this cube with a radius of thirteen feet I've come up with the above as a derivative that is one-eighth of a cube for mold-making purposes.

## Sunday, July 4, 2010

### Pinecone

Another try at the pineapple or pinecone shape. I increased the segments from 12 to 24 on the vertical axis. Worked on making the basic shape more elliptical first.

## Saturday, June 26, 2010

### Prolate Spheroids - Egg Shapes

After developing another shape I wanted from a simple egg-shape formula I nested a smaller version inside another and created pyramid studs across the surface by connecting intersection from one to the other.

## Friday, March 19, 2010

### Sphere Square

I'm just now intuiting how unstable this would be with only four points of contact to structurally hold this together. But I also get the impression I could make this into a kinetic sculpture if they were helical gears linked across by two axles.

## Friday, February 5, 2010

A little fun with the extrude button across a wavy membrane.

## Saturday, January 30, 2010

Preliminary sketch of an octahedron.

## Friday, January 29, 2010

Here is a quick exercise I did to study intersections from cylinders to spheres.

The following were sketches I did a while back changing the template to Google Sketchup's crayon or charcoal, if I recall correctly. It imitates looser line in a sketch.

## Sunday, January 24, 2010

### Wavy Cube 2

After reducing the wave amplitude.

## Friday, January 1, 2010

### Modulated Cube

Staying with five cycles of waves (across the diagonal on cube faces I lessened the amplitude of the cycles by half and got the above result.

## My Blog List

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