Infinite Knot – 2016

“Infinite Knot” is a commissioned sculpture in bleached curly maple.

This commission began with an ancient Chinese artifact, of which the client is a collector. Designs were extrapolated on the premise of creating a loop without a beginning or end.

Both parametric and freehand approaches were used to model the solid wood laminations in CAD.

 

Small scale to 1:1 prototypes were produced iteratively to refine the design and production process.

Custom vacuum bags and the wood’s natural flexion were wedded together to create the final form.

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