Continuing with the theme of works designed with convex ellipses...Matching wasabi bowls.
Cold formed ,welded stainless steel.
Both the proportions (length x width) of the formed elliptical cup, and the flat rectangular base of these little wasabi dishes are in a Phi relationship (Golden Ratio).The cup is welded to the base.
I generally choose pleasing proportions for most of my work by instinct and intuition. After 30 years of shape research striving to make objects beautiful,I find more often than not,that my works exhibit Golden Ratio proportions and characteristics. I have a device I call Sacred Geometry Calipers which I use to check proportions AFTER the work is done. I feel very strongly that the artist must be the final arbiter of what proportions are "correct" to achieve beauty in any given piece. The calipers are merely one more way of checking the work, not defining it.