George Hart

Research Professor
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY USA
As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, my work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry. Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic.
Sword Dancing
32 x 45 x 45 cm
Wood (dyed) and cable ties
2015
This is a model for a large wood sculpture built in February, 2015 at Middlesex University, London, consisting of two congruent but mirror-image orbs of this design, each two meters in diameter. The sixty components of the design are "affine equivalent," meaning they can be stretched linearly to become congruent to each other. They lie in groups of three in twenty planes---the planes of a regular icosahedron which had been compressed by a factor of 1/2 along a five-fold axis.