DISC V: aero

DISC V: aero

DISC V: aero. Deconstructed silver Jug.

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

It’s a group of objects whose forms all begin as a single flat disk of silver with identical dimensions which is cut to form the components with no waste.

I have indulged my inner engineer by the positioning and proportions of the each component 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.

This piece deconstructs a Jug, it's dart spout poised above the conical body whose foot forms a shadow. Here, as with the whole collection, accurate measurements were key.

I chose to make the collection using satisfyingly thick silver that has been given a variety of finishes to emphasise the different elements of the forms. A layer of clear, archive quality lacquer obviates cleaning, making the daily display of the objects totally practical.

Dimensions: 210cms high

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