George W. Hart


This sculpture, D-Flat, is really hard to capture in a still photograph. 
Perhaps this video, which shows it rotating, is the best way to get a sense of it.

It consists of thirty pieces of laser-cut wood, stained yellow and orange, assembled with cable ties.

Seen from the top, it has five-fold rotational symmetry as in this rendering. 

And here it is uncolored, test-fitting the parts before applying the stain.  The form derives from my sculpture Geometry Ascending a Staircase, at Duke University, but is transformed to be oblate by mapping z to z/2.  So that's where the name D-Flat comes from, but you can think of its musical associations if you prefer.

Copyright 2016, George W. Hart