## George W. Hart |

Nylon (selective laser sintering) dyed and painted,3.5”, 2009.

This form incorporates 24 identical flat components. They lie in
two concentric arrangements which are made clearer by the coloring. The
inner yellow assemblage and the outer orange assemblage each contain
twelve identical components. For each of the outer components there is
a parallel congruent inner component directly below it. Thus the same
twelve parts can be seen to assemble in two different manners, like two
different solutions to one set of jig-saw puzzle pieces, one dyed yellow
and the other painted orange. The form as a whole has octahedral
symmetry (rotations only, without reflections). Along special viewing
directions, hexagons or squares can be seen. This model is a maquette
for a possible large-scale metal sculpture under consideration for
future construction.

Nylon (selective laser sintering) dyed, 3.5”, 2009.

This form incorporates 24 identical flat shapes, ambiguously
suggestive of a creature. They lie in pairs in the twelve planes of a
rhombic dodecahedron and interlink in a complex entanglement. A
greenish dye was applied to create a somewhat reptilian sensibility.
The form as a whole has octahedral symmetry (rotations only, without
reflections). Along special viewing directions, triangles or squares
can be seen. The model is a maquette for a possible large-scale metal
sculpture under consideration for future construction.

George W. Hart, Research Professor

Dept. Computer Science, Stony Brook University,
Stony Brook, NY USA

"As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, my work deals with
patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and
symmetry. Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the
viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic."