On this page will be pictures of sculptures I made in Spring and Summer 2017. Below are pictures of seven small wooden sculptures I completed on Jan. 4, 2017. These are the ``twists" I made from cylinders drilled out of larger wooden blocks. The largest one was Timborara wood, 2.5" tall and 2.5" in diameter. The three Cherry wood pieces were almost 3" tall and 1.5" in diameter. The three Cocobolo wood pieces are two different sizes, one is 2" tall and 1.75" in diameter, the other two are approximately 1.5" tall and about .75" in diameter. Four of the larger blocks of wood these came from will be carved into torus knots, but the largest Cherry block will have three holes and will be carved into a genus three surface with a more complex knot or link on it. Their pictures will be posted when these are completed.
Here are three pictures (top, bottom, front) of a (3,5) Torus Knot I carved from an interesting piece of cocobolo wood. It was completed on Jan. 22, 2017. What makes it interesting is the section of the wood which has a much lighter color than the rest. I have never seen a piece of cocobolo wood with two colors like this. It is approximately 6" in diameter and 1.75" deep.
Here are three pictures (top, bottom, front) of a pair of (3,5) Torus Knots I carved from two pieces of cocobolo wood. They were completed on March 1, 2017. One of them is about 3.5" in diameter, and the other is about 3.8" in diameter.
In Summer 2006 I made a bronze kinetic sound sculpture with 13 rods arranged in a G2 pattern (Star of David), but with a cast bronze bell mounted on the center rod. Pictures of it are here: Sculptures from Summer 2006. I decided to put the cast bronze bell on a separate small wooden base, hung from a bronze rod arch, so that it rings when struck, and in the 13-rod kinetic sound sculpture I replaced the top of the center rod with a 1"x4" cylindrical rod to match the tops of the other rods. Pictures of the resulting sculptures are below.
Here are pictures of the two sides of a (3,5) torus knot I carved from a 3"x8"x8" block of timborana wood, completed on July 30, 2017. This was the block of wood from which the small twist was made, whose picture is shown above. The size of this torus knot is approximately 3" deep and 8" in diameter.
Here are pictures of three copies of my newly designed Curved Trivalent Tree Pendant, made by 3D printing at Shapeways.com. They were made as Rhodium Plated Brass, Polished Bronze Steel, and Ultra Frosted Detail (a translucent plastic with a frosted finish). At the suggestion of some friends with good artistic taste, I modified my design of the Flat Trivalent Tree Pendant by draping the entire piece on the cap of a sphere, and I also made the edges curve left and right, alternatively. I believe this gives the piece a more organic look, and is more interesting than the original flat design.
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Webpage of Alex Feingold,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,