This piece has been accepted to The Bridges Art and Mathematics Conference ... Halifax, Nova Scotia
This sculpture illustrates the relationship between a triply periodic minimal surface and the two negatives spaces formed when imbedded in a cube. This piece reminds me of a package wrapped with a fancy ribbon. Like any wrapped present, the contents remain a mystery until revealed. I've embedded a unit cell of a triply periodic minimal surface (Schwarz CLP) within a cube and then rendered the surrounding negative space. The unit cell is cast in bronze and the two corresponding negative spaces are cast in aluminum. These pieces cannot be created separately and assembled, as they are interlocked. They all must be cast at the same time in the same mold. The three interlocking pieces are shown separately at the bottom of the photo.