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Bifurcated Organic Form by ou8nrtist2 Bifurcated Organic Form by ou8nrtist2
This is a maquette or model of another organic form destined (hopefully),to be a larger sculpture. Within the context of the sphere and assuming the space between them is uniform throughout,these two elliptical surface shapes have a "Relational Symmetry". Like two twins in a womb their relative shape is designated by each other, thus describing a "spatial intimacy",a fitting theme I think for abstract sculpture.
Welded ,cold formed stainless steel with heat patina in the interstices. Diameter is 2 inch nominal.

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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
lovely work
LotusBunnyMN Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is good stuff! Did it ever become a larger sculpture?
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional
Thank you Christopher.
It's a model for a larger work I hope to build someday...
I did a whole series of these small models inspired by the Megalithic carved stone balls from Scotland.
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
you know, i dont think ive ever seen such significant meaning in pure shapes before. not in what they represent, for they dont represent anything other than the shapes themselves. but its so interesting to see shapes that are in and of themselves... well, significant. :)

very interesting to me. :D
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional
I think we're hardwired to respond in a sympathetic way to these shapes and at least for myself, I feel a certain level of comfort. The rigid boxes and angular spaces that most architecture presents to us to live in seems alien and sterile by comparison... There has always been a relationship between sculpture and architecture. In our own time I think it has often been the job of the sculptor by his work or piece to soften the severity of forms in many large scale architectural spaces(like high rise commercial buildings)so that we may remain grounded upon entering the "devouring "structure.
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
wow. i love the way you think. while everyone may be hardwired in that area, i think more people should be as consciously aware of it as you are. it definitely needs to be incorporated more in the modern world...

im usually more of a 'beauty-in-fuctionality' person when i comes to design, but these objects are more than just ornamental embellishments...
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional
Thanks Bro,
Much of the ugliness of current buildings actually has to do with economics and the efficiency of standard units of building materials.
Rectangular units (like plywood)and dimensional lumber sort of insinuate a linear rectangular use.
It's more expensive in a number of ways to make a sinuous curvilinear wall than a flat straight rectangular one.
But we pay a price later on by living in square boxes that cramp our sense of space and alienate our true aesthetic...
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
yeah, i guess so... :-T hehe too bad.
anyway, keep up the good work. c:
Feybles Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Looks like it is in the process of forming itself into something else.

Oh, and i love the splash of colour! :)
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional
Me too,
Stainless is a most curious metal to work with.
It looks almost as if the inner section was made from bronze.
I still think it needs to be mounted on a little rotating turntable and shot in a 10 sec video to get the full visual disclosure of the shape.
Not sure if DA can download that kind of thing but I know my camera can shoot in that mode,and tiny little battery operated display turntables are readily available...I may just have to experiment.
I'm thinking this whole series of organic forms in various sphere shapes could be the most marvelous doorknobs...I mean they're sooo incredible tactile...
Feybles Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Oh wow, doorknobs like that would be spectacular!

Good luck with the experimenting, I look forward to checking out the results if you can get it all to work out.
razzigyrl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Is this a variation on your take on those ancient stones? It's interesting...

ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional
It started from that Courtney,
but my interest in the stones stemmed from an association with Sacred Geometry,and because they resembled organic forms to me,seed pods,flower buds etc. So it's more accurate to say that my greater interest is in bio-morphic design and it's application for abstract sculpture.
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Submitted on
October 2, 2008
Image Size
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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot A640
Shutter Speed
1/251 second
Focal Length
29 mm
Date Taken
Oct 2, 2008, 8:49:35 PM