Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Hammered copper parabolic dishes, translucent porcelain and other gratuitous but instructive fun
The armature for the unit pieces comprised a set of steel arms and ball joints, holding a copper dish assembly hammered from a parabolic CNC-cut mold.
installation: flexible armatures allow a range of possibility in abutting the units
light glows through translucent porcelain while reflected by copper dish and glossy tiles behind.
The topography of the aggregated form helps blend the units together. Some of the tiles' nodes bulge to create bulbs for lighting.
Each of the four sides of the units meet differently to nest in an Escher-inspired tessellation.