‘SQUARE III’: slant box

‘SQUARE III’: slant box

'SQUARE III': slant box.

A sculptural piece from the studio SQUARE Series that resulted from a fascinating collaboration with research mathematician Frank Rhodes, exploring  2D geometry in the 3D world. See the story of the sister DISC series here: https://martynpugh.co.uk/news-and-events/

It’s a group of objects whose forms all begin as a single flat 20cms square sheet of silver. The piece is then constructed leaving no waste using satisfyingly thick silver to give tactile weight. .

I have indulged my inner engineer by the positioning and proportions of the components of each piece to conform to a common Rule - they are carefully calibrated to use only measurements that are whole fractions of 360°. This imbues each piece with a natural, harmonic balance.that results from this consistent set of proportions.

In this piece, as with the whole collection, accurate measurements were key. The division of the square sheet into repeating proportional components resulted in a balanced object that leans at 60% to the horizontal and thus possesses dynamic forward motion.

The pieces have been given a variety of finishes to emphasise the different elements of the forms. A layer of clear, archival quality lacquer obviates cleaning, making the daily display of the objects totally practical

Dimensions: 120x120cms  x 70cms high

 

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