Wednesday, November 3

Geometric Design in Stone and Bronze

8:30 AM-9:15 AM
Room: Rio Grande Ballroom
Chair: Alyn Rockwood, Arizona State University

With slides, video, and sculpture, the speaker will show how by carving theorems in stone and bronze, he communicates the beauty and power of art and science. The speaker has discovered places where both topology and geometry are great design languages for sculpture. Also, sculpture is a rich source of geometric design problems which can be solved by hyperbolic domains. He will discuss his transition from virtual computer graphics maquettes to interactive string pot Stewart platform technology. From this quantitative direct carving of stone, he instantiates in timeless form new curves, surfaces, and volumes.

Helaman R. P. Ferguson
Mathematician and Sculptor
Laurel, Maryland


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