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This is just an oblique slice of round tube - but the result is far from simple!

The high aspect ratio gives a commanding presence.  The front surface is clearly two ellipses - but they are different, which provides an interesting increase in width to either end.  The rear surface is also an ellipse though only half can be seen.  The tips are jagged points yet smooth harmless curves.  The brain likes to simplify.  It would like to think that the aperture defined by the front and rear ellipses is another ellipse, but it is not.  Furthermore, the aperture tilts to right or left depending on viewpoint.  The brain knows that a straight tube has parallel walls.  However the sidewalls both have a twist.  The brain also knows that a tube is only curved about its axis but  the sidewalls are curved both vertically and horizontally.  

The various facets have different luminance exhibiting a range of different whites.  The mathematical approximations in the slicing software provide an interesting surface texture.

Hopefully, the sculpture is a joy to behold but therein lies significant complexity.
This is just an oblique slice of round tube - but the result is far from simple!

The high aspect ratio gives a commanding presence.  The front surface is clearly two ellipses - but they are different, which provides an interesting increase in width to either end.  The rear surface is also an ellipse though only half can be seen.  The tips are jagged points yet smooth harmless curves.  The brain likes to simplify.  It would like to think that the aperture defined by the front and rear ellipses is another ellipse, but it is not.  Furthermore, the aperture tilts to right or left depending on viewpoint.  The brain knows that a straight tube has parallel walls.  However the sidewalls both have a twist.  The brain also knows that a tube is only curved about its axis but  the sidewalls are curved both vertically and horizontally.  

The various facets have different luminance exhibiting a range of different whites.  The mathematical approximations in the slicing software provide an interesting surface texture.

Hopefully, the sculpture is a joy to behold but therein lies significant complexity.
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Sliced tube Sculpture

Bill Denne

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Digital on Plastic

Size: 2.5 W x 21 H x 0.8 D in

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This is just an oblique slice of round tube - but the result is far from simple! The high aspect ratio gives a commanding presence. The front surface is clearly two ellipses - but they are different, which provides an interesting increase in width to either end. The rear surface is also an ellipse though only half can be seen. The tips are jagged points yet smooth harmless curves. The brain likes to simplify. It would like to think that the aperture defined by the front and rear ellipses is another ellipse, but it is not. Furthermore, the aperture tilts to right or left depending on viewpoint. The brain knows that a straight tube has parallel walls. However the sidewalls both have a twist. The brain also knows that a tube is only curved about its axis but the sidewalls are curved both vertically and horizontally. The various facets have different luminance exhibiting a range of different whites. The mathematical approximations in the slicing software provide an interesting surface texture. Hopefully, the sculpture is a joy to behold but therein lies significant complexity.

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Sculpture:Digital on Plastic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:2.5 W x 21 H x 0.8 D in

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Semi retired Cambridge based hi-tech innovator. Love of sophisticated simplicity in structures that are challenging to view Creating simple structures from mathematical shapes is a passion. The challenge is to make them a joy to view but difficult to comprehend. Getting proportions right, an interesting gradation in luminous intensity and apparent movement with change of view point are intrinsic parts of this challenge. 3D printing + CAD enables fabrication of impossible structures.

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