Sculptor, fellow artist, geometer and student of metaphysics, Stefán Geir Karlsson recently sent me some interesting conceptual images and commentary about making some really large spiral shell sculptures. His virtual vortices would be fun to explore as full size realized art forms. He says, regarding the first image below, “This is a photoshop in front of the new opera house in Reykjavik (Iceland).” Enjoy!
“Below is 1 foot model from granite” next to the shell he modeled it from.
“I have been obsessed with the Conch Shell since I was a boy. My dream is to make one
that you can walk into either from stainless steel or granite.”“As a boy I always wanted to know how it looked on the inside. So I would very much like to make one you can walk into. I know all kids would love it. I know people in China that have the skills to help me do it.”
I’ve long had similar ideas for making huge models of polyhedra with mirrored interiors that we could walk inside, see the labyrinthine reflections and hear the equally fractal echoes; all metaphors of our projections mirrored back to us! 🙂 Colleague Sara Frucht of Berkeley, Calif. has some excellent smaller models she calls ‘Kaleidoscapes‘ with wonderful interior mirror reflections.