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Geometric Sculpture of George W. Hart, mathematical sculptor

Geometric Sculpture of George W. Hart, mathematical sculptor
George W. Hart As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, my work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry. Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic. I use a variety of media, including paper, wood, plastic, metal, and assemblages of common household objects. Classical forms are pushed in new directions, so viewers can take pleasure in their Platonic beauty yet recognize how they are updated for our complex high-tech times. Because my works invite contemplation, slowly revealing their content, some viewers see them as meditation objects. This page shows some of my own favorite pieces. Some of the above one-of-a-kind pieces are available for purchase, plus some limited edition acrylic sculptures. You can also buy a set of four postcards of my sculpture. Public and Corporate Artworks More Check out press clippings about me from the NY Times and other publications.

http://www.georgehart.com/sculpture/sculpture.html

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Robot Fossils [photo intense] I've been working on this series for about 6 months now, and for whatever reason I was a little hesitant about showing them off until they were all done. The original concept was to create full 1:1 scale humanoid robots in correlation to a little storyline I had brewing in my head, but I didn't have the space, time, or money for such a huge endeavor, and since I am not really a fan or collector of miniatures I decided small but 1:1 scale robotic animals would be the next best thing. Additionally; somewhere on the other side of my brain I have been wanting to re-create the cover of the Alien 3 dvd but on a slab of stone simulating a fossil effect very much like the common Ammonite fossils. When the robotic-animals concept was conceived I saw it as an opportunity to combine the two projects into a much more interesting and original concept.

How to make Hexastix: Detailed photo instructions. About Hexastix: If you haven’t seen George Hart’s sculptures before, you need to go check him out: . And while you are at it, go see his daughter’s site too, vihart.com . Hexastix, and this method of construction, were introduced to me by Matt DeVos, a mathematician at Simon Fraser University. The word hexastix refers to infinitely regular hexagonal prisms - hexagonal sticks. Type writer Robot hand by hairygael Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change! Type writer Robot hand by hairygael May 20, 2011 Description This is totally needless, although I had to build it. How to Make a Medieval Trebuchet Out of Cardboard The Materials that you will need for this project are as follows: Cardboard! - You will need A LOT of cardboard for this project unless you are lucky like me and find some quadruple-layer cardboard lying around.

Black or White: What Color Works Best for the Background of a Screen? Have you noticed that many business intelligence (BI) software companies have introduced black screens as the standard for mobile devices? Is this because mobile devices work better with black screens? If you look for the research, as I have, it isn’t likely that you’ll find any. Just as when dashboards were new and someone came up with the bright idea of using graphs that looked like speedometers and fuel gauges on cars and everyone else followed suit, the practice of black screens on mobile devices has been adopted for the same reason: someone did it and others followed. Few software vendors in the BI space do research or even read relevant research by others.

Realistic Animal Lollipops and Sugar Sculptures by ‘Amezaiku’ Artisan Shinri Tezuka Ever had a hankering to taste a slippery goldfish or a wriggling tadpole? Now you’re in luck thanks to a new candy shop in Tokyo called Ameshin that offers traditional Japanese amezaiku, a form of artisinal candy making that dates back to the 8th century when the edible objects were offered at temples or given as gifts. The lollipops and other confectionary beasts are made by the shop’s owner, 26-year-old Shinri Tezuka, from a mixture of starch and sugary syrup (somewhat like taffy) that results in a translucent, almost glasslike candy. Wooden combination lock In terms of neat mechanical things to build out of wood, I figured a single dial sequential combination lock would be a neat thing to make. It would be relatively simple, involve movement, and also show people how a combination lock actually works. I spent some time thinking about it, and the design I came up with was the simplest that would also be visually appealing that I could come up with. Unlike a real lock, my priority was to show how it actually works. Like most real combination locks such as a Dudley or master Combination locks, the core of this lock consists of three rotors. Each rotor has a notch in it, and when the three notches line up, some sort of bar can drop into them, and allowing the lock to be opened.

123D Fab! Cardboard Construction Kit This is the story of how I designed a cardboard construction kit and how a bunch of very clever people at Autodesk University 2011 used it to make things far cooler than I could ever have anticipated. I'll discuss the backstory of the construction kit, my thought process in designing it and what happened when it was unleashed on a test audience of designers, architects and engineers. The kit itself consists of an assortment of laser-cut cardboard pieces that can slot together in a regular, geometric fashion to form complex and weird structures. The Bizarre Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo What at first look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo. A book editor and designer, the artist became fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. He applied the same honeycomb-like paper structure to much larger human forms resulting in these highly flexible sculptures. Hongbo recently had a solo show at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Australia who made the videos above, and you can see much more of his work on their website.

Skeletal Leaf Bowl Sculptures by Kay Sekimachi While attending school at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, artist Kay Sekimachi was struck by a quote from her teacher Trude Guermon-prez: “Try to make something with the simplest of means.” Over the span of her sixty-year art career Sekimachi took the words to heart as she rose to the forefront of contemporary fiber art in the 60s and 70s by creating challenging artworks with extremely limited means. Leaves, hornet’s nest paper, grass, shells, and linen constitute many of the materials in Sekimachi’s repertoire. Via the Smithsonian: Sekimachi uses the loom to construct three-dimensional sculptural forms. In the early 1970s she used nylon monofilament to create hanging quadruple tubular woven forms to explore ideas of space, transparency, and movement.

Weekend Project: Turn Empty Eggshells Into An Indoor Herb Garden Even if it’s still chilly where you live, there’s no denying that spring’s in the air. I’m celebrating with ’s , planted in eggshells, a lovely combination of two symbols of this hopeful season. This project was featured last spring in Natural Home magazine.

Cardboard Desk Lamp I started by designing a 3D model of the lamp using Autodesk 123D, which is freely available online. To make a cross section of the lampshade, I used the Draw tool and the 3-Point Arc tool. Notice the grooves on the inside of the lamp; they're carefully sized to hold the electrical lamp components in place once the lamp is assembled. Everything else was just roughly estimated and tweaked as needed. To turn the cross section into a 3D object, I used the Revolve tool.

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