DISC IV: equipoise
The piece ‘strikes a pose, its top edge singing’; tension created in an almost zoomorphic form - poised for take off!
It makes me smile
This is the most complex piece of the studio DISC series so far, with multiple components joining the central cone - the Rule (see below)) applying again. The top line slopes cleanly down from the edge of the vessel and only three points of contact with a surface keep the object stable.
The studio DISC Series resulted from a fascinating collaboration with research mathematician Frank Rhodes, exploring 2D geometry in the 3D world. See the story here: https://www.martynpugh.co.uk/news-and-events/
It’s a group of objects whose forms all begin as a single flat disk of silver with identical dimensions.
I chose to make the collection using satisfyingly thick silver that has been given a variety of finishes to emphasise the different elements of the forms. A layer of clear, archive quality lacquer obviates cleaning, making the daily display of the objects totally practical.
I have indulged my inner engineer by the positioning and proportions of the components of each piece to conform to a common Rule - they are carefully calibrated to use only measurements that are whole fractions of 360°. This imbues each piece with a natural, harmonic balance.
The whole collection demonstrates my belief that the use, whether conscious or unconscious, of mathematically pure dimensions that relate logically, creates harmonic beauty.
.Dimensions: 22cms wide x 18cms high