3D Web

Inspired by Tomás Saraceno’s research in mapping 3D spider webs, this work is an experiment in exploring netted tensile structures and how they sit in space. In reference to the legacy of Frei Otto, I term the study ‘experiments in form-finding’.

 

3d web

Render 1
1cm hook
radius of 9
Acrylic yarn
1.6m x 1.6m x 1.6m
Locations; Mayfield Studio & University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus.

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Render 2
4mm hook
radius of 12
Mercerised Cotton
1.2m x 1.2m x 1.2m
Location; Mayfield Studio

 

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Render 3
1cm hook
radius of 12
Crochet Cotton
2.4m x 2.4m x 2.4m
Location; The University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus

outdoorsculpture

 

Test installation of Render 1, 2 & 3.

 

Temporary site-specific crochet installation at the University of Newcastle, 3.30-4.30pm, May 23rd, 2016.

I would like to acknowledge the Awabakal people who are the traditional custodians of this land. I would also like to pay respect to elders of the Awabakal nation past and present.

Sound & Image Production by Louisa Magrics, 2016

Contemporary Art Research, Perth

Kinetic Street Art by Phil Gamblen, PerthFlux

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Art Gallery of WA

Alex Spremburg, Recover

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Howard Taylor, Twisted Figure

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Galliano Fardin, Polarities 1

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Galliano Fardin, Turn

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Robert Hunter, Untitled

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Ian Burn, This is Not Political

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Robert Rooney, Superknit 2

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Alexander Calder, Triangular

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Paper Mountain Gallery, ARI

 

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Toilet door (& wall), Perth Cultural Persinct

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Year 12 Exhibition, Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Molecular Geometry

Day 2 in Perth for PICA Hatched Prize, went for a walk and came across this artwork;

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Permanent public artwork: ALBERT FACEY HOUSE – Perth. WA. AustraliaLED strips, Delrin plastic, brass ball bearings, audio connectors, aluminum, vynal, 12 volt power supply and ac Motor and gearbox800 x 800 x 1500mm (LxWxH)

Carbon Sun. 2012 is an allegorical sun; a tetrahedric structure suspended within a phase of historic utopian allotropes.*

The geo-synthetic-sun-structure ‘CARBON SUN. 2012’ is an illuminated wire-frame diamond structure with a cuboctahedron at its centre. It employs the tetrahedric geometry of the Carbon atom to create an allegorical sun. This infinitely expandable Isotropic Vector Matrix System consists of forty-four internally illuminated plastic tubes; linked together by fifteen plastic facetted nodes. The tubes are Delrin plastic, wrapped in UV treated coloured vinyl and illuminated by a 12 volt 800 lumen LED lighting system. Inside each Delrin node is a spherical brass electrical conducting core, which supplies power through out the sculpture. The work is suspended from a stainless steel support tube that rotates a single revolution every 24 minutes.

via the artist’s website 

 

 

** Allotropy or allotropism (from Greek ἄλλος (allos), meaning “other”, and τρόπος (tropos), meaning “manner, form”) is the property of some chemical elements to exist in two or more different forms, in the same physical state, known as allotropes of these elements.

Related topics
One of his [Buckminsterfullerene] designs of a geodesic dome structure bears great resemblance to C ; as a result, the discoverers of the allotrope named the newfound molecule after him. Wikipedia
Many nonmetals have less stable allotropes, with either nonmetallic or metallic properties. Wikipedia
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Polymorphism can potentially be found in any crystalline material including polymers, minerals, and metals, and is related to allotropy, which refers to chemical elements. Wikipedia