Thursday, February 23, 2012


Helica is a work by Dutch artist Anouk Omlo.  It is said to have been mathematically based the Fibonacci Sequence.  The design was digitally rendered on a computer, but the sculpting and glazing were both done by hand.  The design consists of a repeated shape, which is a narrow pyramid, splitting apart at the point.   Omlo refers to the familiar form of a flower, and uses the mathematics found in nature to dictate the shape.  One of the aspects of the piece that most appeals to me is the glazing.  The darker tone used on the interior of the 'petals' allows for a better sense of depth. 
In my opinion, this a brilliant piece.

No comments:

Post a Comment