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Phi

2016
Aluminum, stainless steel
12” x 12” x 14” (31cm x 31cm x 36cm)
 

I have always been fascinated by the beautiful, complex structures nature forms through repeating a simple design feature or single mechanical process.

This sculpture emulates the motion in a golden spiral, with a figure emerging from a slab while forming its own protective shell from the remnants.

The figure is frozen in a horizontal position and, if created on a large scale, would only be apparent when standing underneath and looking up, or by looking down at the shadow cast on the ground.