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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.

13 foot radius cc

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


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.

Three-arc egg drawing

pineapple 2

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sphere Square

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

Gold ring

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

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Preliminary sketch of an octahedron.

Friday, January 29, 2010

tube cylinder cube

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.

zippered egg


portal sphere

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Modulated Cube

5 cycle 6ft half amplitude

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.

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