Felicity Wood

Museum Associate, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
Basketmakers’ Association, UK
Oxford, UK
I started by exploring cubes made from paper strips woven on the skew. However, weaving a cube is quite time consuming and as I became increasingly intrigued by the symmetry and other characteristics of these cubes, I decided to take a short cut by making cubes from nets printed onto card. What would have been the weaving elements are shown as continuous bands, as if wrapped around the cube at that particular angle of skew. Seen as a group, I think these cubes are visually pleasing and invite further exploration by turning in the hand.
Cubes wrapped on the skew [with one, two and three bands]
three cubes, each 50mm x 50mm x 50mm
inkjet printed paper, cut, folded and glued
2010
My paper for Bridges 2007 http://www.felicitywood.co.uk outlined the way in which cubes woven on the skew fall into several groups, each with its own characteristics. The three cubes constructed for 2010 are made from printed nets – as if they are wrapped by coloured bands. Each band is a continuous loop of the same length. In the case of a cube wrapped with bands at a slope of 3 in 4 (3,4 cube), three bands are required to cover the cube. The cubes have rotational symmetry. With any face on top, if they are rotated 180 degrees, the pattern is the same. Other cubes falling into this same category are the 2,3 cube, the 1,4 and the 2,5. Photographs of further examples, a copy of the original paper, and a summary of results may be seen in an accompanying file.
Cubes wrapped on the skew [with one, two and three bands]
three cubes, each 50mm x 50mm x 50mm
inkjet printed paper, cut, folded and glued
2010
Three cubes are shown as one exhibit. These are accompanied by three photographs...each of the same three cubes but showing them from different points of view.
Cubes wrapped on the skew [with one, two and three bands]
three cubes, each 50mm x 50mm x 50mm
inkjet printed paper, cut, folded and glued
2010
Three cubes are shown as one exhibit. These are accompanied by three photographs...each of the same three cubes but showing them from different points of view.