George W. Hart

Thirty pieces of aluminum are assembled to make this 12-inch diameter sculpture.
It is, in part, an experiment with using bent metal tabs for the connectors.

I cut the parts with a computer-controlled plasma cutter.  Above is the template.

There are five-fold "portholes" into the interior, so it really is very suggestive of a bathysphere.

My assembly guide was a computer-generated visualization, like the above.

I later used this sculpture for the poster of a one-man sculpture exhibition at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.

Copyright 2008, George W. Hart