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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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Icosahedron Studies

In working on icosahedron studies lately I've found better methods to make measurements come out more exact, which with these is very important.
I've developed a small table-sized model in both inches, and metric.

And then I scaled one up to human scale for, say small outdoor greenhouse use.


The last version is an extrusion along the pentagonal faces in two different diameter tubes.







Monday, October 21, 2013

Back To the Three-Dimensional Weaving

Today I dabbled for a few hours back into the Icosahedron after becoming little more versed in manuvering things from practice managing components and groups while drawing a timber-frame home. Things went a lot faster.
This is where I left off, attempting to weave tubes over and under each other expanding the space between three units over a triangular face. This I dropped to attempt getting them to interlace on the edges of pentagonal faces.
The whole procedure arises out of creating an arc's path to travel over. I use the "follow" tool on google Sketchup for this.
At this I should have known the tautology of odd versus even in terms of weaving. The faces I am attempting to connect are five, and so one cannot close the circle with alternating two ups and three downs.
Above, the final size of the armature. This would put a sculpture at approximately five meters in diameter. I may yet scale it down for further study purposes.
Detail.



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