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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.

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.

8 comments:

Tara said...

I don't know how you do this stuff.

Andrew Kottenstette said...

I extrude a curvy profile out 8 feet until it makes a sheet. Then I extrude a square though it at 90 degrees. Then I take this "punch through" and mend them all together (six sheets), by putting them up to each other also at 90 degrees. Then I nibble off the overlapping extra.

The only thing I have to keep in mind is that the wave cycles line up at the diagonal intersections exactly. The previous model was a little to dramatic. The crests and troughs were too prominent. I lessed them by half this time...they ended up being a little over two inches total in the latest model.

Tara said...

Surely that wasn't English, :D

Well, it's cool to look at nonetheless.

Andrew Kottenstette said...

Thanks!

It would mean a lot to me if I were able to describe what I do to anyone.
Fair to good use of English is no guarantee of that though.

Tara said...

I guess I'll have to check out that program then, :)

Samantha said...

I like your cube form, Andrew. I think the scale is just right.

Karl Thomas said...

This is worthwhile work, Andrew. I hope you make it happen. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh!

Andrew Kottenstette said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments. I know there are no limits to my imagination, only my bank account. When I can form these into something that will stand the test of weather and time, and find a place to put it - if only in my front yard - I will make these into something real. It's a lifelong passion that just simply has failed to die.

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