Robert Krawczyk

Professor/Asssociate Dean
IIT/Architecture
Chicago, IL USA
This series began as an exploration of a Mobius ribbon on a circular and elliptical path; a half turn, 180 degrees, and full turn 360 degrees evolving to four full turns and then replacing the ribbon with two rods, the edges of the ribbon itself. Since the two rods never touch, the twists end up floating free, requiring another rod to hold them together to make a bangle.

Twisted Bangles
1 x 9 x 9 cm
Nylon plastic
2015
Pink: This bangle constructed by two twisting rods covering four revolutions of 360 degrees each is only held together by a single circular rod on the inside of the bangle.
Orange: This bangle constructed by two twisting rods covering four revolutions of 360 degrees each is only held together by two circular rods, one on the inside, and one on the outside of the bangle.
Yellow: This bangle constructed by two twisting rods covering four revolutions of 360 degrees each is only held together by two circular rods, one on the top, and one on the bottom of the bangle.
Purple: This bangle constructed by two twisting rods covering four revolutions of 360 degrees each is only held together by one circular rods, twisting around the others once.
Sketches for Twisted Bangles Series
2015
Display of Twisted Bangles Series
23 x 25 x 15 cm
8 pieces; 3D printed nylon plastic, black velvet double bar display
2015