Breezy Hill Turning

Turned Wood Art by Michael Foster

<p style="text-align:center;">Blowing Smoke<br />A piece constructed of 4 different torus knot forms and a sculpted mouth and base</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Blowing Smoke<br />Torus knots all made from blister maple, bleached and finished with lacquer<br />The torus knots are designated by two numbers, with the first being the number of times the edge passes through the hole of the torus, and the second being the number of times the edge makes a complete circuit around the circumference.<br />3.25&rdquo; x 1&rdquo;  3,4 torus knot<br />5.25&rdquo; x 1.25&rdquo;  5,4 torus knot<br />7&rdquo; x 1.5&rdquo;   7.4 torus knot<br />9 x 1.75   8,5 torus knot<br /></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Blowing Smoke<br />View through the rings/torus kots</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Blowing Smoke<br />Mouth carved from a 7&rdquo; x 4&rdquo; turned maple torus and colored with Acrylics<br />Base is maple and acrylics<br />Overall size is 9&rdquo;W x 18&rdquo; L x 11&rdquo; H</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Fibonacci Torus<br />A one sided (non-orientable) 8,5 torus knot joined by minimal surfaces.  The base is carved with opposing spirals, 3 in one direction, 5 in the other.  The Fibonacci sequence is 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21... so both the torus and the base are inspired by the sequence.<br /></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Fibonacci Torus<br />Torus- Curly maple, stain, Bush oil,  7&rdquo; x 1.75&rdquo;<br />Stand-  Maple, Leather dye, wax, 10.5&rdquo; tall with stand</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Carnival Mathematica<br /><span style="font:12px &#39;Lucida Grande&#39;, LucidaGrande, Verdana, sans-serif; "> A 5,3 torus knot. The edge of the knot form passes through the hole 5 times and makes a trip around the torus 3 times.</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Carnival Mathematica<br /><span style="font:12px &#39;Lucida Grande&#39;, LucidaGrande, Verdana, sans-serif; ">Torus knot- Big leaf maple burl, inks, Bush oil 6" x 2"<br />Stand, maple ebonized with leather dye<br />8"H x 9" W with stand</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Currents of the Cosmos<br />A 3,4 Torus knot.  Turned and carved as an entry for consideration in the AAW &ldquo;Currents&rdquo; show in Tampa 2013.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Currents of the Cosmos<br /><span style="font:12px &#39;Lucida Grande&#39;, LucidaGrande, Verdana, sans-serif; ">The torus form measures 11'D x 3" thick, and it stands 14" H with the base.<br />Form-Cherry, Acrylics<br />Base-Maple, leather dye</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Currents of the Cosmos<br />Detail of the carving and coloring of the surface.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">A Mathematician&rsquo;s Dream<br />A 2,3 Torus knot where the edge passes through the center 2 times and circles the torus 3 times.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">A Mathematician&rsquo;s Dream<br />The surface joining the edges approximates a minimal surface and the cross section of the torus forms a hypocycloid.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">A Mathematician&rsquo;s Dream<br /><span style="font:12px &#39;Lucida Grande&#39;, LucidaGrande, Verdana, sans-serif; ">Elder Burl 9&rdquo; x 3&rdquo;, Bush oil<br />Birch base ebonized with leather dye, 13&rdquo; H with base</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Inversion<br />A minimal surface that joins a trefoil knot as the inner edge with a circle as the outer edge. </p> <p style="text-align:center;">Inversion<br /><span style="font:12px &#39;Lucida Grande&#39;, LucidaGrande, Verdana, sans-serif; ">Figured big leaf maple, Bleach, stain, pyrography,  9" x 2.5&rdquo;, stand is maple with dye and Krylon<br /></span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Infinite Loop<br />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.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Infinite Loop<br />Elder burl, colored epoxy, oil.  5.5&rdquo;D x 2&rdquo;</p>
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