Minimal Surfaces
Tesselcat-10-141214

Tesselcat- A tesselation pattern pierced into a turned catenoid form----SOLD

Tesselcat-2-141214

Tesselcat- Walnut, Lacquer. 10.5"H x 7.5"D----SOLD

Tesselcat-71-141214-1-141214

Tesselcat- Detail of the tesselation----SOLD

RibbonSphere-2-141004

Ribbon Sphere- Hints of a cube shaped ribbon contained in a sphere----AVAILABLE

RibbonSphere-8-141004

Ribbon Sphere- Ribbon- Massur birch and tung oil, Stand- Maple and Acrylics----AVAILABLE

RibbonSphere-23-141004

Ribbon Sphere- 6" D on sphere, 13" total height----AVAILABLE

BinaryBlackHole-12-140529-Edit-2

Binary Black Hole- A modified Lawson minimal surface----AVAILABLE

BinaryBlackHole-14-140529-Edit

Binary Black Hole- Form- Cherry, India Ink and Acrylics, Stand- Maple and acrylics----AVAILABLE

BinaryBlackHole-23-140529

Binary Black Hole- 13” x 9” x 2”----AVALIABLE

EuclidsPhenix-3-140119

Euclid's Phenix- A piece selected for the AAW’s “Rising” show.----SOLD

EuclidsPhenix-21-140120

Euclid's Phenix- A sphere with flares arranged in an icosahedron standing on a complex mobius strip.----SOLD

EuclidsPhenix-22-140120

Euclid's Phenix- Overall- 17.5” H x 7.5” D, sphere- 5.5” D----SOLD

Riptide-6-130130

Riptide- A collaboration with Ed Kelle. I turned the form, and he did the fantastic carving.----AVAILABLE

Riptide-8-130202

Riptide- Maple. 8” D x 7” H----AVAILABLE

ConicInversion-37-120923

Conic Inversion- A minimal surface that joins 2 opposite cones with a surrounding circular border----AVAILABLE

ConicInversion-38-120930

Conic Inversion- Form- Ash, 7”W x 5”H, Bleach, Acrylics, Krylon. Stand- Compwood, 12” Deep 11”H, Ink, Krylon----AVAILABLE

OakTrefoil-34-120708

Oak Trefoil- A collaboration with Andy DiPietro.----SOLD

OakTrefoil-36-120708

Oak Trefoil- Trefoil form; Chestnut Oak, Andy’s Oakobolo finish, 6” H x 7.5”D. Stand; Maple, dye, 7.125”H x 4”D.----SOLD

CrossingTunnels-17-120823

Crossing Tunnels- A minimal surface based on the Chen-Gackstatter form----SOLD

CrossingTunnels-16-120715

Crossing Tunnels- Spalted Tasmanian Rose Myrtle Burl, 5” x 5” x 6.5”, Bush Oil, Base is maple with leather dye.----SOLD

TrefoilWaves-7-120930

Trefoil Waves- Another collaboration with Andy DiPietro----SOLD

TrefoilWaves-6-120930

Trefoil Waves- Form- Figured Ash, dyed blue on black finish, 6” H x 7.5”D. Stand; Maple, dye, 7.125”H x 4”D, 13”H----SOLD

DistortionII-17-120715

Distortion II- A minimal surface of the intersection of an Enneper form with a flat plane.----SOLD

DistortionII-18-120715

Distortion II- Maple burl, lacquer, 9” x 12” x 4”, 11” high on stand. Maple Stand, Feibings dye, lacquer.----SOLD

Inversion-14-120413

Inversion- A minimal surface that joins a trefoil knot with a circle as the outer edge.----SOLD

Inversion-12-120413

Inversion- Figured big leaf maple, Bleach, stain, pyrography, 9" x 2.5”, stand is maple with dye and Krylon----SOLD

Trefoil-16-120625

Trefoil- This is the first “Trefoil” piece I did and the one I like the best. Based on the Enneper minimal surface form with 3 lobes (hence the title).----SOLD

Trefoil-15-120625

Trefoil- Masur Birch, lacquer, 7”D x 5”H. Stand is maple dyed with Feibings and lacquer.----SOLD

Trefoil-17-120625

Trefoil- Another view----SOLD

Enneper-21-120325

Enneper- A minimal surface based on the form that the mathematician Enneper described----SOLD

Enneper-15-120325

Enneper- Redwood burl, 3” x 4”, Bubinga stand.----SOLD

Distortion-24-120325

Distortion- The first of these pieces I did based on the intersection of an Enneper minimal surface with a plane.----SOLD

Distortion-25-120325

Distortion- Maple burl, 10" x 8" x 3.5”, Oil. Bubinga stand.----SOLD

4HungryChicks-5-110321

4 Hungry Chicks- Based on the Shoen hybrid triply periodic minimal surface.----AVAILABLE

4HungryChicks-6-110321

4 Hungry Chicks- Black Ash burl, 4.125" x 4.125" x 3.75”, tung oil/varnish mix----AVAILABLE

TaoGeometryII-18-130108

Tao of Geometry II- SOLD

TaoGeometryII-17-130108

Tao of Geometry II- Form- Elder Burl, Aniline dye, bleach, acrylics, Bush oil 8”D x 3”deep. Stand is maple comp wood, ebonized with india ink 14”W x 4”H. Slate base----SOLD

CostaHoffmanMeeks-11-101212

Costa Hoffman Meeks- A minimal surface named for the mathematicians that described it with math.----SOLD

CostaHoffmanMeeks-32-110108

Costa Hoffman Meeks- A very intriguing form. There are only 2 sides to the form shown by the different colors as a result of the tunnels that join the surfaces.----SOLD

CostaHoffmanMeeks-35-110108

Costa Hoffman Meeks- Bubinga, bleached on one side, lacquer. 9”D x 6”H. Branded and ebonized maple base.----SOLD

Geometree-3-101121

Geometree- A piece turned from wood sent by John Jordan for Vicki Jordan’s “Beloved Tree” project. The form is a catenoid, and is meant to evoke the base of a tree. Jordan maple, 5”D x 7.5”H, pyrography, lacquer, acrylic (tire) and string.----AVAILABLE

InfiniteLoop-7-110409

Infinite Loop- A trefoil knot minimal surface. The edges of the piece trace out a trefoil knot, and the wood joins those edges in a minimal surface.----AVAILABLE

InfiniteLoop-8-110409

Infinite Loop- Elder burl, colored epoxy, oil. 5.5”D x 2”----AVAILABLE

Lawson-17-111002

Lawson- A minimal surface described by the mathematician, Lawson, and inspired by vesicle-like microorganisms.----AVAILABLE

Lawson-32-111002

Lawson- Ebonized Butternut, 8.5” x 5”----AVAILABLE

TaoGeometry-11-120203

The Tao of Geometry- Based on Infinite loop trefoil, with the middle twist removed. I did this with the intention echoing the Yin Yang Taoist symbol.----SOLD

TaoGeometry-12-120203

The Tao of Geometry- Black ash burl, 12"H x 3"deep x 8" diameter. Stained on one side, bleached on the other, Lacquer----SOLD

SpaceWarp-2-110310

Space Warp- A minimal surface based on the intersection of a double Enneper minimal surface with a flat plane.----SOLD

SpaceWarp-4-110310

Space Warp- Corrugata Burl, Tung oil/varnish mix, 13” x 9.5 x 4”, acrylic stand.----SOLD

Vortex-7-110310

Vortex- A simple minimal surface, a catenoid.----SOLD

Vortex-4-110228

Vortex- Red Maple, acrylics, 9”x9”.----SOLD

AncientMath-7-110107

Ancient Math- Based on 3 interlinked rings known as Borromean Rings. A minimal surface joins the rings.----SOLD

AncientMath-8-110107

Ancient Math- Ancient Kauri. This wood is salvaged from bogs in New Zealand and is as old as 50,000 years. 5” x 5" x 5”, pyrography, lacquer---SOLD

AncientMath-10-110107

Ancient Math- Another view----SOLD

OpenWide-3-110310

Open Wide- A minimal surface that joins an outer circle with an inner ellipse at right angles to the circle.----AVAILABLE

OpenWide-4-110310

Open Wide- Maple from Vicki Jordan’s “Beloved Tree” project, lacquer, 5” x 3”.----AVAILABLE

SchwarzCat-3-110310

Schwarz’s Cat- A minimal surface that joins 6 circles centered on the faces of a cube with a catenoid base. Walnut, Tung oil/varnish mix, 6.25"h x 4.5"d----AVAILABLE

Parastichy-7-110115

Parastichy- A catenoid minimal surface (one of the simplest) pierced with 2 opposing spirals, 21 in one direction and 34 in the other. These are numbers that are part of the Fibonacci series.----AVAILABLE

Parastichy-8-110115

Parastichy- Box elder, acrylics, Fixatiff, 7” D x 8.5” H----AVAILABLE