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Mathematics 2019, 7(2), 197; https://doi.org/10.3390/math7020197

Sculpture from Patchwise Modules

College of Computing and Digital Media, Depaul University, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Received: 1 December 2018 / Revised: 14 January 2019 / Accepted: 26 January 2019 / Published: 19 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Topological Modeling)
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The sculptor adapts the geometry of spline surfaces commonly used in 3D modeling programs in order to translate some of the topological nature of these virtual surfaces into his sculpture. He realizes the patchwise geometry of such surfaces by gluing square modules of neoprene rubber edge to edge to define the surface which he then torques and bends into sculptures. While limited by the nature of actual materials, the finished sculptures successfully incorporate the expressive tension and flow of forms sought by the sculptor. He presents images of finished works and provides an analysis of the emotive values of a select sculpture. View Full-Text
Keywords: spline surfaces; patchwise; module; sculpture spline surfaces; patchwise; module; sculpture
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