Sculptures from Spring 2014

by Alex J. Feingold

On this page will be pictures of sculptures I made in Spring 2014. I plan to cast two bronze sculptures this semester, a genus 13 torus about 12" in diameter, 3" thick, and a figure 8 knot with hypocycloid cross section, about 10"x10"x12". Below are pictures of the wax models which will be used to make the bronze castings by the lost wax method.

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On April 9, 2014, at a bronze pour at the sculpture studio at Binghamton University, I cast the two sculptures whose wax models are shown above. After cutting off the gating, and doing some polishing, the genus 13 torus looks as shown in the first picture below. The figure 8 knot, just with the gating removed but no polishing done, looks as shown in the second picture below.

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The next two pictures show these pieces after more polishing and welding repairs were done.

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The genus 13 torus has a wonderful sound when struck, so I decided to mount it hanging from an arch as a kinetic sound sculpture. The next two pictures show it mounted over a wooden base (sapele), after the wood has been polished and finished.

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The next picture below shows a new bronze sculpture, a bell in the shape of a Hershey's candy kiss. It is also mounted over a polished sapele wood base, and has a nice high pitched tone when struck, but it does not reverberate as long as the knot sculptures which allow the vibrations to go round and round. I will post more pictures after polishing and further welding repairs are made.

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I made a bronze sculpture based on the logo of the Institut Hautes des Etudes Scientifique (IHES), Bures-Sur-Yvette, France, and donated it to IHES in graditude for the research support they gave me the last two summers. It was made by bending a 1/4" diameter bronze rod 96" long. A graphic of the logo is shown below for comparison with the sculpture I made. I also donated one of my older bronze sculptures, a Mobius Trefoil Knot, to the Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany, where I have visited many times. The director, and a co-author and friend, Hermann Nicolai, has accepted my donation and offered to provide it with a granite pedestal for display. I look forward to seeing it when I visit next time, and I will post a picture of it when it is ready.

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The final two pictures show the Bronze Figure 8 Knot quite polished as of Sept. 1, 2014, and mounted over a sapele wood base.

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To see more types of sculpture I have tried, follow the following links:

Kinetic Sound Sculptures of Alex Feingold,
Stone and Wood Sculptures of Alex Feingold,
Bronze Metal Sculptures of Alex Feingold,
Steel and Plastic Sculptures of Alex Feingold,
Sculptures from Spring 2006,
Sculptures from Summer 2006,
Sculptures from Spring 2007,
Sculptures from Summer 2007,
Sculptures from Spring 2008,
Sculptures from Summer 2008,
Sculptures from Summer 2009,
Sculptures from Fall 2009,
Sculptures from Fall 2010,
Sculptures from Spring 2011,
Sculptures from Spring 2012,
Sculptures from Fall 2012,
Sculptures from Fall 2013,

Links back to:
Webpage of Alex Feingold,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Binghamton University.

This Webpage was last updated on 9/1/2014