I like the title Cagework 1 for this piece as it suggests
related arts and hints that I may make a series of follow-on
pieces. (It also acknowledges that maybe I live in a zoo or
nuthouse where I do my work...) This is a seven-inch diameter
one-of-a-kind acrylic sculpture assembled from thirty identical
laser-cut components. Each part is a kind of S-shape described
below. They form an intricately interwoven "cage" which is
to capture in a photograph because the parts are a transparent
this opaque computer rendering may better convey its geometric
structure, though not its graceful lightness:
There are twelve places where five parts come together to form a
of orifice that frames an opening into the interior. The
following image looks directly into one of these openings:
If you want to conceptualize the form, a good
starting point is the "soccer ball" shown below. (Or "football"
are not in the USA.) There are thirty seams where two
hexagons are adjacent. Under each of the thirty hexagon
create one "S" form as crudely sketched here. The precise union
thirty S-parts forms the sculpture. Notice how five parts
ring surrounding each of the twelve black pentagon openings.
twist together to make a vortex under each white hexagon.
Copyright 2005, George W.