Anduriel Widmark

Denver, Colorado, USA

I create forms to explore the possibilities existing within a generated reality. Shaping and manipulating space allows a context for relationships to be questioned. Abstraction expands reality and presents an opportunity to look outside of a regular pattern of seeing. Relationships between underlying forces exemplify the inseparability of structure and narration. Structures and voids are used to organize a lattice around these distinctions and connections.

22 x 38 x 38 cm
Flame worked borosilicate glass, painted wood

The construction of a hyperboloid, with straight lines, reveals a handsome, smooth, and continuous structure. Nesting three hyperboloids in different positions suggests a dynamic movement that is reminiscent of a blooming flower. The glass catches the light on the doubly ruled surface and highlights intriguing patterns and connections. At the point where the circles are cut off, the intersections are joined to their neighbor, creating knots of six outlined hyperbolic paraboloids. Each hyperboloid consists of 24 lines, requiring 84 welds to complete each, 252 welds in all.

16 x 48 x 18 cm
Flame worked borosilicate glass, painted wood

Exploring various ways that different geometric forms fit together and fill space can be a rewarding challenge, sometimes resulting in surprisingly beautiful forms. The structures all exhibit three fourfold axes of symmetry, four threefold axes and six twofold axes of symmetry. These knots use either cubic or rhombic dodecahedron symmetry. Grouping these objects together emphasizes the relationships and similarities between structures. Constructing these shapes in glass allows light to shine though the interior of the structure, generating a dynamic interplay of light and shadows within the woven spaces.

14 x 35 x 35 cm
Flame worked borosilicate glass, nylon thread

Tubes of glass are strung together creating equilateral triangles that form into eight regular tetrahedron. These are joined together into a chain where the perpendicular edges act as hinges. The resulting 3-dimensional object has the interesting property of being able to turn though its center in a continuous motion. Using only glass and string accentuates the structure's simplicity and elegance.