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Sphere Tetrahedron Intersected by ou8nrtist2 Sphere Tetrahedron Intersected by ou8nrtist2
I've been imagining this piece for some time.
I felt intuitively there might be a dynamic relationship as I had perceived between the sphere and the cube,with the earlier pieces "Squaring the Circle"etc. The energy becomes palpable when the two shapes approach volume congruency. I have no idea why this occurs,but my curiosity and intuition keep leading me on...
The sphere is 4" in diameter and made of stainless steel.
The tetrahedron is made of silicon bronze.
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0MetalMonkey0 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
ace!!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional
Thank you Jon,
I sure hope I get to make a large version of this some day...
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional
far freaking out
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional
Hope to make this thing really big someday...
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional
I have a few I would like to build big too
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty cool
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional
Thanks Michael,
This is a model or maquette that I'm showing with several other ideas vying for a large entrance sculpture commission for an Agricultural Bank Headquarters here in Santa Rosa.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome, I hope you get the commission.
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InfamyDream Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
breathtaking...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you Danielle,
I took a look at your gallery and I think your "Seed of Life" is quite creative.
But you know,the actual seed of life configuration is just slightly different.
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I don't mean to be too picky.I think your concept is brilliant,only that it needs to be tweaked just a little bit...Forgive me,I know I'm unauthorized,but being a nut for Sacred Geometry I couldn't help making this comment...
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InfamyDream Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
The design is actually taken from an Italian ruin.

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seed of life isn't an official title or anything... it doesn't have one actually. what would you call it? ;)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional
Forgive me Danielle,
I thought your quilt design was intended as a variant of THE FLOWER OF LIFE pattern which is very very old.
I need to keep my big mouth shut...
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InfamyDream Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Please don't! I was enjoying debating with someone who is as passionate about sacred geometry as I am. Keep it up! :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional
I was just going to suggest you join sacred Geometry,but I see you're already a member...
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InfamyDream Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
yeah... and i'm still waiting for them to accept my submission! ;)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional
I'll give em a nudge...
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful job, nice craftsmanship.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you Ron,
I'm hoping to make this a full sized sculpture one day.
It might be a challenge how best to display the shape though,i.e.what orientation and what kind of base etc.
I may have mentioned Bucky Fuller was a friend of the family.He and my old man could sit and talk about structure for hours.As a child I was absolutely enthralled by these conversations.Bucky's favorite shape was the tetrahedron,and mine is the sphere,so I sort of blended my interest and appreciation for two of the strongest shapes in nature...
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was fortunate enough to run into another person who crossed paths with R B Fuller when I worked at disney. I remember they also said he was really engaging. Regarding faves, I think my personal platonic solid fave is the Dodecahedron, because its almost square, almost round, just halfway inbetween. The one that really gets me though is the Octahedron, because it seems to only look correct up on one node, never looks right laying on its side at rest.
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Tzel-ha-Lyla Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome work as usual. I'm sure the energy this sculpture is giving off is because I'm not sure if the sphere is swallowing the pyramid or the pyramid is emerging from the sphere. It feel like the two forms are at their crucial point - the pinnacle of the battle - where things can go either way.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional
That's a good description of what's going on energetically for sure.
Some day no doubt we'll have a definition involving quantum mechanics to explain all.
I find myself longing for one of the ancient Geomancers to sit me down and explain (as you would to a child)just what is happening here...
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful in it's simplicity. Not so simple to make though! I love the look of the silicon bronze. Silicon bronze? Is it an alloy? Cool effect!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional
All bronze is an alloy.
The major constituents are copper and tin,but in this case adding a smidgen of silicon to the mix allows the metal to be arc welded (in my case with the MIG wire feed welder,using a wire made of the same material(sili bronze,abbreviation).Silicon bronze is 98% copper so all the patinas that work on copper will work on silicon bronze too.
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate the 411. This stuff fascinates me!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional
The formal study of Sacred Geometry always starts with making models of the "five Platonic solids".
There is an attribute of visceral learning that occurs during this hands on process. It does not require mitigation or definition through discussion and/or other forms of mentation which we normally associate with "learning". The realization of the relationships and ratios of these shapes seems to occur directly,on the cellular level by interaction and manipulation of the actual 3d models(playing with the shapes).The ancients knew this understanding was embedded in the process.It is therefore possible to obtain a fair amount of knowledge by interacting with these forms without any outside guidance or tutelage.
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nonparticipant Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
interesting, very similar to a 2-D design I made for a marriage of metals piece early in my Training.
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corrasion Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
very cool! I like the abstract look of this.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional
Thank you Caroline...

My neighbor looks like your twin.
But her glasses are not nearly as cool.LOL
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corrasion Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D

HAHA. thanks :aww:
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
gorgeous...quantum physics made visual...&, as always, my mind does a small lateral slip & comes up with- also a perfect illustration of what can happen if you "jump" into uncharted space.

I watch too much TV in my down time.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional
I am flying blind in this pursuit,but I trust my intuition.
There is SOMETHING special about this relationship(tetrahedron and sphere),I just don't know EXACTLY what it is...
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Minimaid Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
It looks amazing! I really love how you've managed to make it look like the sphere is both solid and also melting into the tetrahedron shape. It turns out very surreal, and also very beautiful.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional
Thank you Robin...
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Dragonsmithy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is really, really nifty. Would you be offended if I borrowed this geometry for a piece of jewellery?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional
Not at all...
What metals will you use ?
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Dragonsmithy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I plan to use a ball bearing, which I imagine is nitrided steel, and while I was originally thinking of using silver for the 'cage,' I think it might be better to use all 'industrial' materials. I have some heavy gauge phosphor bronze wire that should work out nicely. I'll have a go at this tomorrow; thanks!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional
Sounds good !
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nativeart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
These sorts of things look so cool especially in the two contrasting metals. Very cool looking.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional
I think it requires two different metals.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well it certainly looks better than it would otherwise. I really like the contrast of the bronze and the stainless though it is a really good combination. I did a belt buckle when I was in high school that I did with brass and copper and that looked pretty nice too but there is not such a high contrast as there is with the bronze and stainless. Copper would be cool for some of your outdoor sculptures though since it ages so nicely.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional
You're right,
I just wish copper was as easy to weld with my MIG machine...
Silver soldering or brazing,you always come out with a discolored seam welding copper together.
I can stick weld copper but I don't currently have a buzz box,and the rods are hard to come by...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes copper is a bit of a pain that way. I guess you can get copper colored solder now but I've not seen it. The piece I did was a pierced piece and was sweat soldered together so that wasn't an issue.

But I do love copper it is so pretty and warm looking.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional
The neat thing about silicon bronze is that it will readily take any patina that copper does, (and of course it's ability to be welded directly to itself and to stainless with the MIG). So if you wish to have any other finish EXCEPT the natural color it will work quite well.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
That is cool. The silicon bronze is very pretty too. Personally I'm not a fan of the green although green copper isn't too bad but I really love the copper color of copper. After all pink is my favorite color so it fits right in. Its a nice warm look
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