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Wasabi Bowls by ou8nrtist2 Wasabi Bowls by ou8nrtist2
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.
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
I was wandering around and found a news article which featured these elegant little bowls. I keep staring at them, enjoying the gentle curves, the contrast of curved and angular shapes, the proportions and the way light plays on the finish. I find these quite satisfying visually and think that the feel of them, the smoothness, the weight, would feel equally satisfying in my hands. I'm not sure I could bring myself to actually use these bowls for their intended purpose.

A slightly larger size would work beautifully to hold the contents of one's pockets and an even larger size would look fabulous on a table, displaying a few choice objects. I can imagine an elongated version with objects lined up rather than mounded.

After reading the comments, I can see that I'm just one more person who will look but never own. Ah, well.
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional
Not to torture you further but,
I do indeed have other pieces based on this shape.
And you're so right about it being tactile and strangely ergonomic.
It possesses Sacred Geometry proportions...much like a Golden rectangle as far as length and width ration goes.
LaPurr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Torture is in the mind of the beholder...or something like that.

I'm acquainted with the Golden Mean/Rectangle/Ratio and the Fibonacci numbers spiral; I use the proportions occasionally when creating fractals.

The first link...that's very close to what I was thinking of as a larger size for a table. Thanks for the links. :)
Stormphyre Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
So tiny! and shiny.
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional
Just like jewelry.
ErrantDreams Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I included this in a little feature [link]. :sun:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional
nativeart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. Love wasabi. So when you coming over with them for some sushi??
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional
I'm going out tonight with a bunch of girls to try them out.

And hopefully at some point we'll get around to the bowls.

If they work OK I'll make an appointment...LOL
nativeart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
sounds good to me. Sam and I can do damage on sushi.
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