The Art of Geometry

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the art of geometry

Beautiful .. I especially like the Quintrino.

Bathsheba Grossman is an artist exploring how math, science and sculpture interconnect. Her work is about life in three dimensions, symmetry and balance, and always finding beauty in geometry. These are two excellent examples of her work. The Gyroid is a triply periodic minimal surface and was discovered by Alan Schoen. The artist then used Mathematica and Kenneth Brakke’s Surface Evolver to compute this section of it, adding her own perforations. The Quintrino is a dodecahedral shape with a large and hidden inner volume.

Using a variety of modeling techniques and tools the design of these shapes is created using CAD software. The next stage is to get them from a virtual model to a physical object – this is accomplished by direct-metal printing. The design is laid down, one layer at a time, in stainless-steel powder, held in place by a laser-activated binder. You can see the remnants of the layering on the finished pieces and each layer is .004" to .007" thick. The piece then goes into an oven, where heat drives off the binder and fuses the steel powder that was used during the printing process. This produces a porous steel sculpture that’s about 60% dense.

Link: Mini Math Sculptures

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Posted by   @   8 June 2007 2 comments
Jun 10, 2007
8:36 pm
#1 Anna :

You alway’s seem to find such interesting things to post. Keeps me coming back!

Take care;

Jun 11, 2007
4:57 pm
#2 RGS :


I am glad you like my post …. I try to keep them random and good … almost every single day.

Love getting comments,


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