Snarl - Wood

George W. Hart

This twelve inch sculpture is assembled from twenty identical pieces of laser-cut plywood.

The above template shows the shape of each component.

This computer-generated visualization helps make clear how complex the interdigitation is.
Trust me, it is very difficult to assemble this!

You can try cutting out twenty copies of the above template and tape them together at the tips.
If you have it assembled correctly, each piece of paper lies flat in its own plane.

I have also made nylon versions of this design using solid freeform fabrication.
Above are several small (1-inch diameter) ones that I dyed various colors.
 These were my Gathering for Gardner gift exchange items in 2004.
A larger (2-inch diameter) nylon version is shown here.

Copyright 2008, George W. Hart