Wim van den Camp
"Until now, I am working in/with hard stone, wood and paper, if possible
without using heavy equipment. In my art I use mathematical principles
and shapes for creating beautiful spatial objects. In this, simplicity
is very important. Dividing objects in (congruent) parts fascinates me.
In stone and in wood I also am making work which is less mathematically
orientated. In working with paper, apart from the mathematical content,
also the vulnerability of the material and of the objects is inspiring
me. At the moment in objects from paper I am working on a cube project:
cubes (made of a folding net in one piece), with something special. In
stone I am working at two exciting 3D objects, fit for a tessellation of R3."
“Sphere, intersected by cones. (Bol,
gesneden door kegels)
2008, (ply)wood, knitting needle, 1.5 Sphere of radius 2.8" in
Think of a conic surface with top corner 90 degrees and vertical axis,
cut in two by plane P, containing the axis of the cone. P is from front
to back. Rotate the right half of the cone surface around an axis,
perpendicular to P, through top T of the cone. Situate the midpoint of a
sphere in point T. The conic surface cuts the sphere into two congruent
parts; the border line looks like the white curve on a tennis ball. In
the left part of the sphere, make horizontal intersections at half
centimeters distance, starting in the middle.
2008, Paper, (ply)wood, knitting needle, 1.5 Sphere of radius 2.8" in
“ Sphere, intersected by half circles. (Bol,
gesneden door halve cirkels)
Imagine a massive tennis ball with white winding of four half circles,
two horizontally to the right, two vertically to the left. Move the
upper horizontal half circle by letting the two endpoints follow the
vertical half circles. Keep the moving half circle horizontally. The
sphere is now divided in two congruent parts. In the left part of the
sphere, make horizontal intersections at half centimeters distance,
starting in the middle.
2007, Bianco del mare, wood, 2.6"x4.2"x11.2"
“ Standing wave (Staande golf) ”
The curved shape has sides whose vertical borders are sinusoids, giving
this object a very suggestive vaulting.
2006, Belgian fossil, 3"x4.5"x15"
“ Hermit (Heremiet)”
The column exists of a rectangular top, 4.5x3'', diminishing regularly
to 3x2''. The longest side above and the final shortest side are
situated in the same vertical plane. The upper right front corner point
never leaves this plane. All horizontal intersections are similar.
Downwards the process is inverted, but not completely, giving the object
a more exciting shape. In the top, a hermit crab is hiding.